Hi, my name is Michael Winikoff and I am a New Zealand based composer.
My style is based on a variety of influences including early music and early twentieth century music and late romantic music. It is mostly classical (as opposed to popular) and tonal. I tend to use simple chords but often use non-standard sequences of harmonies.
Although there are some minimalistic tendencies I tend to go for “simplicity” in preference to extreme minimalism. To me the structure of music is very important. Music shouldn’t ramble, it should be cohesive.
These days most of my work is choral.
New composition: Lamentations, Light, and Hope.