Michael Drews is a composer and artist that works with sound, video and live performance. His work explores the use of technology to enhance creative expression and frequently draws from punk, metal, horror and sci-fi influences. Works by Drews have been featured at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, JavaArts (Cambodia), Montreal Underground Film Festival, IN Light IN Light Festival, Musicacoustica-Beijing, NYC Electronic Music Festival, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Cinesonika International Film Festival, Root Signals Electronic Music Festival, and throughout United States and abroad.
Collaboration with others artists is a regular element in Drews’ creative process. His output includes several multimedia works featuring the work of visual artist Brian McCutcheon and numerous performances with the electronic groups MANA2 and Big Robot. Drews also holds degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cleveland State University, and Kent State University. He currently lives with his family in Indianapolis and is Associate Professor of Music at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he teaches courses in music theory, history, and composition.