Nathan Michel

Adjunct Lecturer

Address: Simons Center for the Arts, Room 315B
Phone: 843.953.6301
E-mail: michelnj@cofc.edu


Nathan Michel is a composer and producer working in a range of musical styles including classical, rock, experimental and noise. His band, Hospitality, has released two full-length albums on Merge Records and toured worldwide. Rolling Stone named their debut album a top record of 2012. Nathan has also released four solo recordings of experimental electro-acoustic pop music on the labels Sonig, Tigerbeat6, Skipp and Tomlab. Pitchfork called his music "daring, but highly listenable."

A classically trained composer, Nathan received a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton and also studied at the Yale School of Music, The Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands (with Louis Andriessen) and Bowdoin College. He has received numerous awards for his work, including a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, several ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer awards, and a Naumburg Fellowship from Princeton. He was a featured composer for the 2014 Ecstatic Music festival and has also written pieces for the Now Ensemble, the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, The Boston Modern Orchestra Project and many others. His score for Lana Wilson’s film The Departure recently was described as “haunting” by the New York Times. He lives in Charleston, SC, with his wife and two children.