Michael Schelle  @  Schellemusic, Inc. : Indianapolis


   MICHAEL SCHELLE, composer             

                              "In 1988, at the University of Kansas, John Cage  started a standing ovation
                               following a performance of my piece HOWL
(for solo clarinet and ensemble).
                               At that moment, I realized John Cage is the greatest composer of all time."

-  Michael Schelle


                 TOKYO BAY, 6 a.m. : NEW YEAR'S DAY, 2013


"Composer Michael Schelle creates a world within which each person can
measure soft memories and gain release from shards of harsh remorse, and we are
soaring into space beyond human ken, a soul freeing itself into lightness."

Rita Kohn, NUVO Newsweekly

Michael Schelle’s “Straight, No Lithium,” a collection of nine preludes for solo piano, opened the program with a
tongue-in-cheek jolt.  Schelle begins with a rollicking update of the barrelhouse style, sometimes mating parodies
of Sprechstimme, with the energetic pianist, Jim Loughery, gamely vocalizing. A more introspective, angular middle
section (the preludes are grouped in threes) leads to an explosion of purely Bachian figuration, punctuated by brash, increasingly assertive chords that seemed oddly natural, rather than disruptive

Allan KozninThe New York Times