Suggestion Box: Art

by Michael R. Oldham



This album came about with a call for submissions. I reached out to my friends and followers on Instagram/Twitter asking them for works of art that inspire them. I then whittled it down to 5 artworks, adding a 6th myself. It turned into a fun, inspiring, challenging, and meaningful quarantine project that I completed May - July 2020.

Click on each track to read more about each artwork, why it inspires the person who suggested it, and to see a link to a video of me performing it live with the artwork projected picture-in-picture.

Artwork and imagery have always been a key inspiration for me in my compositional process, so I really enjoyed this project. Perhaps in the future I will take on another call for a new "Suggestion Box," and turn this into a series. If you have ideas for a suggestion box theme, or you'd like to participate in a future suggestion box, follow me on Instagram/Twitter: @WhoaItsMichaelO

Watch the live videos here:


released October 2, 2020

Michael R. Oldham: Composer + Pianist
Nick Stetina: Engineer, Mixing + Mastering
Recorded at Kiwi Audio - Batavia, IL.

Huge thank you to Brian Clinkenbeard, Ashley Wessman, Taylor Murphy, Cian O'Donnell, and Adela Skowronski for your suggestions. You all made this project possible. <3

Thank you always to Nick Stetina for your patience, brilliance, and mad skillz in the Pro-Tools/mixing/mastering/friend department.
Thank you to Brad Showalter for having the best studio in Illinois. Kiwi forever!


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Michael R. Oldham Chicago, Illinois

Composer | Pianist

Michael R. Oldham (b. 1989 Braidwood, IL) is a composer and pianist who weaves artwork, story, and imagination into his work.

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