Institute For Creative Dying is the solo endeavor of Portland-based guitarist/composer Paul Michael Schaefer (Dead Death; Yardsss ∅ ∀ ‡; Abronia; Waver Clamor Bellow). His transportive audio-environments merge experimental guitar, bowed guitar, hammered dulcimer, percussion, and electronics.
Paul recorded Siphonophore in Little Debee’s bedroom while sheltering in place awaiting the birth of their daughter. This collection of guitar lullabies diverges from the characteristic audio-environments of Institute for Creative Dying. These emergent melodies shimmer with a kind of bioluminescence suspended within the cold depths of a watery void—a nightlight.
Active Members: Paul Michael Schaefer
Related Artists: Yardsss
Related Labels: Self Group