Micah Frank

Micah Frank is a New York-based electronic sound 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.

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. It was here that he met employees from Ableton and Native Instruments. By 2005 Micah was employed full time as a sound designer and spawned his own sound company Puremagnetik. He was Ableton’s Sound Packs manager in Berlin from 2013-2015.

Since 2006, Micah has run Puremagnetik alongside his personal sound work. His instruments and compositions have appeared in numerous publications including Remix, XLR8R, PBS, Computer Music, Recording Magazine, Keys and many more. He won a 2011 NYFA grant for his sonification project Junction.