Micah Frank is an electronic multimedia artist that uses algorithmic, generative and stochastic methods to build sound sculptures. Much of his work incorporates field recordings, hand-built software and real-time synthesis techniques. For the past 20 years he has performed internationally and currently programs sound pieces that combine synthesis techniques with visual projections. He is a 2019 NYFA Artist Fellow in music and sound and he won a 2011 NYSCA grant for his data sonification project "Junction".
Micah was educated at Mannes / New School as a jazz drummer which later propelled him into music production. Throughout the early 2000s, he worked as a sound designer, composer and engineer for music houses in New York City. Throughout this period he honed his music production craft and simultaneously learned about algorithmic processes for creating sound. By 2005 Micah was employed full time as a sound programmer subsequently spawning his sound design company Puremagnetik, where he has been the creative director and lead developer for over 14 years.
Micah’s instruments and compositions have appeared in numerous publications including Remix, XLR8R, PBS, Computer Music, Recording Magazine, Keys and many more. He currently publishes his work on the Puremagnetik and Foil imprints.
Much of his code (in Csound) is openly hosted on Github.