Michael G. Maxwell [Felnyrii] is a sound/media artist, audio engineer, and educator with an interest in audio/visual synthesis, performance, recording, and installation. Maxwell's sound works focus on replicating experiences, positive and negative, and the struggles of conflict or balance within the self and the other. Individual works often include the use of modular synthesis, feedback systems, and custom instrumentation either as performances or installations. Currently, Maxwell is an assistant professor of media in the Art + Design : Media + Communication department at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.
Maxwell received his formal artistic education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Maxwell completed a Bachelors of Art in Radio, Television, and Digital Media in 2014 and a Masters of Fine Art through SIU's college of Mass Communication & Media Arts in 2017.
Recent work includes showing Sands 1 & 7 at Resonator in Norman, OK and sound design with Jennida Chase and Hussan Pitts of S/N for After Hunts Spiral. Maxwell spends a great deal of time as a live sound engineer for Happyland Music Alliance while using the events as high impact practice opportunities for students. Publications include writings in the Broadcasting Education Association's Journal of Radio & Audio Media and his MFA thesis, The Human Reliquary: Origin, Continuity, & Lateness.