Michael Bettine

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Industry Arts
Occupation The Light through the cracks in your life
Location Milwaukee/Chicago
Links Audio Clip
Introduction Percussionist/writer/photographer/tea & chocolate enthusiast— I’ve been making music and writing words for over 40 years. My life is in a constant state of evolution, and if you’ve followed these blogs, you’ve seen that unfold before your eyes.……Percussion & words are my thing……I spent 25 years (1983-2008) as a contributing writer to MODERN DRUMMER, also writing for AVANT, DownBeat, Rhythm, and other magazines. I’ve published various books on music and percussion, recorded 40 albums of solo percussion music, and currently obsess over metal percussion of all types.……I perform mostly as a solo percussionist, but can be found working in various duo & trio formats when the occasion arises. I endorse Paiste cymbals/sounds/gongs, Mike Balter Mallets, and Orpheus Percussion, but realize you might like something different.……I also have Aspergers, which means I obsess (that word again) about certain things in my life and have a slightly different view of the Universe from others……The views expressed in these blogs are my own. You may have different ideas and that’s OK…
Interests Percussion, photography, patterns, sounds, textures, graphic design, geometry, astronomy, dark chocolate, tea
Favorite Movies Interstellar
Favorite Music John Cage
Favorite Books Stranger In A Strange Land