Michael Drews (aka Hauntron) is an American composer and musician. Drews creates electronic music, abstract sound art, and experimental video. His creative style draws heavily on influences from 80’s synth-music, punk rock, and horror/sci-fi films. Drews’ music is characterized by dark, ambient environments and vast walls of sound built from layers of electronically processed guitar and vocals. Releases of Drews’ work include: RUINS (2020), Burn Away (2019), Heretix (with Mana2, 2015), and Big Robot (with Big Robot, 2013).
Works by Drews have been featured throughout United States and abroad, including: the Indianapolis Museum of Art, JavaArts (Phnom Penh), Montreal Underground Film Festival, IN Light IN Light Festival (Indianapolis), Musicacoustica-Beijing, NYC Electronic Music Festival, Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, Cinesonika International Film Festival, and the Root Signals Electronic Music Festival.
Drews holds degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cleveland State University, and Kent State University. He currently lives with his family in Indianapolis and is Associate Professor of Music at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where he teaches courses in music theory, composition, and electronic music history.