Mikail Graham is a composer, performer, producer, and promoter of music in Nevada City, California, with family roots dating back to 1849. Since 1975 he has composed more than 40 original scores for various live theater and independent film projects. Since 1982 Mikail has utilized many Northern California Public Schools to instruct students aged six to sixteen in the art of improvisational composition.
He has toured extensively over the years throughout Europe, Japan, and the USA, assisting composer Terry Riley as well as recording and performing with Roger Hodgson, formerly of the pop group Supertramp. He has been a producer and mixing engineer for numerous music releases featuring Terry Riley, Gyan Riley, and Michael McClure, as well as independent regional artists such as Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald, Ivan Najera & Tony Unger, Christine and Rob Bonner, and many others. In 1997 he produced and mixed the CD release Loafer's Glory for folk legend Utah Phillips which was nominated for a NAIRD award. Mikail is respected internationally as the co-founder of Emagic Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of MIDI, scoring, & digital audio recording software now owned by Apple Computers. During the mid 1990's through 2001 he worked as an evangelical personality for many music technology companies such as BIAS, Digidesign, Lexicon and Steinberg Media Technologies to name but a few.
In 2002 he formed a creative partnership/company with international performance artist/instructor Menlo Macfarlane which has led to several critically acclaimed works. Mikail is an active member of the Nevada County community and continues to be involved in numerous fund-raising events for local organizations and needed causes. Last, but not least, he is the last of the original team that helped start community radio station KVMR-FM back in 1978 who is still on the air and also the executive producer of The Other Side, an eclectic radio program heard on Tuesday nights from 8pm-10pm at 89.5 FM & simulcast on www.kvmr.org for the past 26 years on. A 3rd generation native of Nevada City, and an avid dreamer, you can contact Mikail directly at firstname.lastname@example.org