Micah Frank (b. 1977, USA) is an award-winning 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. For the past 20 years he has performed internationally and currently plays live, improvised music with cassette decks and electronics. He is a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in music and sound from The New York Foundation for the Arts.
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. By 2005 Micah was employed full time as a sound programmer and spawned Puremagnetik as an offshoot of his work. He helped design many concepts for Ableton Live versions 4-9 and was Ableton’s Sound Packs manager in Berlin from 2013-2015.
Micah’s instruments and compositions have appeared in numerous publications including Remix, XLR8R, PBS, Computer Music, Recording Magazine, Keys and many more. He won a 2011 NYSCA grant for his sonification project Junction.
Much of his code (in csound) is openly hosted on Github.