Michael Crowther is an award-winning composer / multi-instrumentalist specializing in a wide variety of instrumental styles renowned for its dramatic, emotional and cinematic flair. Coming from a musical family, Michael began playing music at the age of four after the untimely death of his father and retreated into a solitary world of musical exploration. With the gift of perfect pitch, Michael became proficient on several different instruments and began composing at an early age. His performing career began at age eleven on the club circuit and he received his first recording contract in his early twenties. Over the years Michael has created an extensive catalog of unique original compositions in a broad array of moods. His music has been used in feature films, television, animated films, commercial advertisements, children's programming, documentaries, video games and various other multimedia productions. Michael’s first full-length instrumental album, A MOMENT IN TIME received international recognition and radio air-play with several tracks from the album featured in movies and television. His next release, MUSIC BOX, also features music composed for films as well as a variety of genres including new age, jazz fusion, classical, electronica, acoustic, world, lush orchestral compositions, cinematic soundscapes and gorgeous romantic themes using a combination of acoustic and electronic sounds. Several tracks from the album have reached the Number One position on various music charts in the Jazz and Instrumental categories including the compositions "Alley Cat" and "When The Moon Beckons". Michael’s many recognitions include ASCAP awards as well as an award for, "BEST NEW AGE ARTIST" from the Songwriter’s Network. The award was based on a radio survey of over 3 million listeners worldwide! Michael feels a close connection to the Earth and has a great passion for hiking and communing with nature. He describes his outdoor experiences as "a means of cleansing the mind for creative and spiritual thought". As an activist he has worked for many years toward promoting the protection and preservation of our wilderness areas and wildlife habitats. Many devoted supporters of Michael's music have described his work as music filled with mystery, emotion and imagery. Aside from his work as a film composer, this unique and dramatic approach carries over into his albums which take the listener on a visual ride through the mind's eye. Michael takes special care in handling every aspect of his productions including doing all of the composing, arranging, engineering and playing all of the instruments himself. His flair for composing and arranging in a wide variety of genres has resulted in client satisfaction, a rapidly growing international audience and a reputation as an artist who can deliver.