01. Who are you ?
My name is Michael D. Tidwell. I am a soundscape, ambient, and meditation composer that lives in Houston, Texas. I am the host of the « Powered By Music » podcast and I graduated from Berklee College of Music Online with a Master of Arts in Music Business.
02. What are you listening actually ?
I am currently listening to ambient artists like: Sensitizer, Unusual Cosmic Process, Imagine the Sea, Tryptamine, Man From Mars, Perry Frank, Human is Alive, Spacecraft, Be Still The Earth, and many others.
3. How you came to music ?
I began my journey with music by participating in competitive drumline, listening to trance and progressive house music, and improvising on the piano in my spare time.
4. What gear do you use in studio/live ?
I currently use a Yamaha Montage White Music Synthesizer and Cubase 12 Music Production Software.
5. Do you have an anecdote or a memory to tell us about your music ?
2022 was my introduction to releasing soundscape, ambient and meditation music. I released an EP project called « Serenity Soundscapes » which comprised of 5 songs that were designed to signify the different seasons of weather. This project features the vocal stylings of Megi Angelova, Celica Soldream, Lara Ausensi, and Nelly Monk. Mixing was by Chris Jordan of Barron Studios, and Mastering was by Benjamin Lincoln of Middle Mastering.
6. Which artist would you dream of working with?
Ivan Torrent, Thomas Newman, Steve Jablonsky, Mac Quayle, Hans Zimmer, Two Steps From Hell, and Deadmau5.
7. What are your plans for the future?
Currently releasing music for my space ambient EP project called « Ambient Atmospheres » which tells the story of a team of lonely astronauts that travel to a far and distant planet in search for intelligent life. This project features the vocal stylings of Lily Krisel, Clara Sorace, Alex Ray, Aeralie Brighton, Nelly Monk, and Victoria Gydov. Mixing was by Chris Jordan of Barron Studios, and Mastering was by Benjamin Lincoln of Middle Mastering.
In 2024, I will release my debut collaboration album called « Darthscapes » which will comprise of 10 different artists, 10 different themes, and 1 goal to make the scariest dark ambient music the industry has ever heard.