USE OF MY HISTORIC LYRE MUSIC AT INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSEUMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD!
One of the greatest rewards of my 'new ancestral' musical mission, is the recognition of my music as a 'time machine', by internationally acclaimed museums all over the world, who have used my lyre music as soundscapes to enhance their exhibitions - it has been a privilege to find my music used to literally bring ancient history 'back to life'!
For consideration of the licensing of my music for any future museum exhibition soundscapes, audio-visual tour guides etc, please contact me directly.
Here are some of the museums around the world which have featured my music to date...
THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS
A selection from my ancient Greek-themed lyre albums will be featured in the exhibition "Treasures of Ancient Greece" - to be held between June 15, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020 at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE, WASHINGTON DC
A selection of my ancient Biblical-themed music, from my albums "King David's Lyre; Echoes of Ancient Israel" and "King David's Harp" are featured in perpetuity, as the part of the soundscapes created for the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC
GALLERIE D'ITALIA, VICENZA, ITALY
In February 2017, tracks from my albums "Apollo's Lyre" and "The Ancient Greek Lyre" featured in a video for the exhibition "Le ambre della principessa" at Gallerie d'Italia, Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy.
In this exhibition, the video featuring my music, recreates in 3D one of the rooms of the dancers tomb of Ruvo di Puglia (Italy), suggesting for the first time a reconstruction of the structure, discovered in the first half of 19th century, and irreparably dismembered. My lyre music was used to create an evocative music to the dance scene:
THE PROVINCIAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF OURENSE, SPAIN
In August 2017, track 1 from my album, "Ode to Ancient Rome" was used in conjunction with a 3D animation by Lafactoria 3D, in which featured the scanning and digital reconstruction of a damaged Roman marble statue, found in Muradella (Verín) in 1964.
Currently both the original statue and the 3D animation of its reconstruction is on display in the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Ourense, Spain:
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ORIENTAL INSTITUTE MUSEUM
Between April 7, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015, tracks from my 2011 compilation album, "Ancient Landscapes" were used in a video presentation in support of the exhibition "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East", hosted by the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum:
THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, CANADA
Between June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014, my most recent arrangement for solo lyre of Dr Richard Dumbrill's interpretation of the 3400 year old Hurrian Hymn from Ugarit was featured at the exhibition, "Mesopotamia", at the Royal Ontario Museum.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
In June 2013, I had the honour of being invited to perform tracks from my albums "Ode To Ancient Rome" & "Echoes of Ancient Rome" in support of the exhibition at the British Museum, "Life & Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum"
Coinciding with the Pompeii exhibition, a display in Room 3 of the British Museum - "Silver Service: Fine Dining in Roman Britain" also featured tracks from Michael's Roman-themed albums, used to help set the mood of a reconstruction of a Roman dining room. Running from 23rd May - 4th August 2013, the display was part of the 'Objects in Focus' series which features the Mildenhall Great Dish displayed in the context of a late Roman dining room, including an evocation of a stibadium, the semi-circular couch which would have been in use at the time the dish was produced...
BUTSER ANCIENT FARM
Also in 2013, I had the unique honour of being invited to provide Roman-themed lyre music for a presentation by the ancient food expert, author and TV chef, Sally Grainger at the replica Roman Villa at Butser Ancient Farm:
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PRAGUE
Tracks from my albums"A Well Tuned Lyre - The Just Intonation of Antiquity", "The Ancient Greek Modes" & "The Ancient Egyptian Harp" featured in an exhibition entitled "In The Shadow of Olympus", (Vestnu Olympu) held at the National Museum of Prague between December 2012 - March 2013
Back in July 2011, for the very first public use of my music in an actual real space, (as opposed to my usual meagre monthly digital downloads in cyberspace!), was the honour of having my ancient Egyptian & Greek lyre music featured in a presentation at Liverpool Planetarium. It was part of the museums celebration of the Festival of British Archaeology which ran from 16th – 29th of July 2011.My music was used as the accompanying soundscape to this show, which demonstrated how night sky once looked like in Antiquity.
Above all, it was so perfectly fitting, to have had the very first public use of my music anywhere in the world, featured in the very city of my birth!