Michael Ingvarson

June 3, 2024.

Posted by Kris Madejski.

Michael Ingvarson is a musician (Piano player) producer/engineer/mixer from Melbourne Australia. He also composes his own music.
He found the residency at The Fish Factory delightfully different from home in Melbourne. He found the majestic landscape as well as the beautiful people both artist and locals very inspiring.

Michael came to the residency with a blank canvas, hoping to soak in the feeling of Iceland and the mountains and the snow and then (reflecting that feeling) write solo piano pieces and co-write songs with Ben Provest. That certainly happened but he didn’t realise how much inspiration he would get from the feeling of being a part of this very special cohort and that feeling is equally in the music. He found it such a beautiful experience in that regard.

Michael and Ben ended up writing numerous songs together and individually. Songs done together were a new blended personality. They recorded a number of those pieces which feature piano and guitar and also made videos in Studio Silo. Presentation days allowed for live performances of those pieces and rehearsing for these was a big part of our time here too.

A note from Michael.
Thank you Fish Factory for one of the most special and memorable months of my life! It was both refreshing and invigorating. Being amongst the atmosphere of visual artists creating stunning and evolving works was a unique and delightful privilege. A wonderfully unusual setting for musicians to make music! I’ll never forget my time here or the people I’ve met.

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