Michael Foster is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, curator, and improviser based in New York City dealing with various forms of "weird music". His work seeks to bridge the gaps between noise, improvisation, the jazz tradition, and queer theoretical practices. He often prepares his saxophone with an array of objects such as balloons, drum heads, amplification, etc as a method of queering the instrument's musical roles and history.
He works in duos with Ben Bennett, Leila Bordreuil, Lydia Lunch, and Richard Kamerman as The New York Review of Cocksucking. He has worked with William Parker, Weasel Walter, Marina Rosenfeld, Nate Wooley, Sarah Hennies, and many others. He has performed at various venues across North America and Europe, such as BimHuis, Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Stone, The Kitchen, Pioneer Works and many more. In addition to his work as a performer, he co-founded "Queer Trash", a curatorial platform for LGBTQIA+ artists engaged in experimental performance practices. "Queer Trash" was selected as the 2018 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow at Issue Project Room.