Madalyn Merkey is a composer and performer of live computer music based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her practice began in the visual arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, before transitioning to sound and time-based art in 2010. Her most recent work focuses on natural rhythms as described in Olivier Messiaen’s Treatise on Rhythm, Color, and Ornithology. The predominant sound sources are derived from being at home with her analog music equipment. Merkey’s forthcoming LP on Mana Records, Puzzle Music, further explores the use of relative timekeeping as an organic filter for music to pass through.