Michael Dean (b. 1989) is a composer and multimedia artist working between generative processes and live performance. Under the pseudonym ‘Wiklow’, he creates “a world of familiar digital sounds given organic autonomy” [MUTEK 2015]. Drawing from a minimalist aesthetic, he uses psychophysical and illusory effects to create experiences that are both physical and psychological. Either solo or in collaboration, Dean brings together concepts from sound art, techno and new media.
Dean’s work has presented throughout internationally throughout North America, Europe, and into the Middle East. He has performed at seminal electronic arts events, such as SONAR, MUTEK and the ISEA as well as contemporary arts venues like the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and Le Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Dean holds a BSc in Music & Computer Science and an MA in Music Technology.