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Michael Coolen

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Michael Coolen
Michael Coolen is a pianist, composer, actor, performance artist, poet and writer who lives in Corvallis, Oregon. In addition to having published numerous musical compositions that have been performed around the word, he has also written two musicals. He has composed music for choir, orchestra, piano, flute ensemble, as well as soundtracks and incidental scores for plays, experimental films. and a documentary on Polish Poster Art, titled Freedom on the Fences. His works have been published in Western Folklore, Oregon Humanities, 50wordstories Online, The Gold Man Review, Best Travel Stories: Volume 11, Crooked/Shift, and elsewhere. He has just completed his memoirs, titled Sounds and Silence: the True (mostly) Adventures of a Curious Musician, which he will be pitching at the conference, including during one of the two-minute pitches on Thursday evening.. He is also working on a separate book tentatively titled The Gospel According to Red (aka Adam). In September 2014, he performed his one-man show The Penile Colonies: Living With XY Disorder, Troping along The Vagina Monologues. He is currently working on another one-man show, The Penile Colonies: Part Duh.