Born in 1954, Michael Fortescue has lived, studied and worked in Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Paris. Conservatorium UTAS, Conservatoire Lili with Nadia Boulanger, Jan Sedivka, Francois Rabbath, New Improvisers Action Group for Gnostic and Rythmic Awareness, Greg Kingston and Vopmir, game club, FOCM, folk nose, 3 well dressed poets and 2 serious musicians, TAAB, Ozco, AYO, Mountain Festival, Kickstart Arts and TSO for donkey's years.  Colour blue, number 5, Janis Joplin, Eric Burdon, Victoria de los Angeles, Guiseppe di Stefano, Claude Debussy, J S Bach, Michelangelo, Kurt Schwitters, Italian, French, Russian food, language, literature. Freelance.