Since his earliest memories of family journeys through desert state of Utah, Michael Northam has been intimately and directly inspired by vast geographies, severe weather and and other impressive natural events and places. This life long fascination of the phenomena of perception and experience faced with intimidating scales (large or small) continues to the foundation of his work with sound and images.
His work is the continuation of more than 15 years active art-life-travel which has brought him to visit, work with, and learn from over 90 artists from over 50 locations in 25 countries. Through these various experiences he has woven a complex tapestry of influences into a very personal intuitive process of creation.
Michael Northam continued to work on various forms of sonic investigations which included several public performances and collaborations with fellow sound travelers Hitoshi Kojo and Loren Chasse. His residency culminated with a collaborative durational performance called Suveflux at the Sommerpalu Manor in South Estonia.