The executive producer of The Other Side, and The Good News Show, both of which are heard exclusively on KVMR, Mikail is the last of the original team that helped start community radio station KVMR-FM back in 1978 who is still on the air.
He is a composer, performer, producer, and promoter of music based in Nevada City, California, with family roots dating back to 1849. He has toured extensively over the years throughout Europe, Japan, and the USA, often times accompanying and assisting composer Terry Riley and continues to work as a producer and mixing engineer for a diverse range of artists (click here for a look at Mikail's Other Studio web page. Of note for KVMR listeners in 1997 he produced and mixed the CD release Loafer's Glory for folk legend Utah Phillips which was nominated for a NAIRD award.
Respected internationally as the co-founder of emagic Inc. now owned by Apple Computers, Mikail has worked as an evangelical personality and design consultant for numerous music technology companies such as BIAS, digidesign, Eventide, Lexicon, Steinberg and more recently the Japanese based audio company ZOOM to name but a few.
In 2002 he formed a creative partnership/company "Two Minds Working" with international performance artist/instructor Menlo Macfarlane which has led to several critically acclaimed works (click here to find out more about Two Minds Working. He is also a long time member of the Nevada County Composers Cooperative, and co-founder of Nevada City Music Events. In 2003 he was awarded both the "Osborn-Woods KVMR Community Service" and "Outstanding KVMR Program - Involving The Community" awards for his work on the 2002 AWAKENING Sunset To Sunrise Peace Vigil which was broadcast live for twelve hours on KVMR and later documented with a five and half hour four CD collection. (available from KVMR via a tax deductible donation).
An avid dreamer along with his feline companion Monie, you can e-mail Mikail and the rest of the The Other Side or Good News crews directly at tos @ kvmr.org plus you can always click here to see the upcoming show schedule on The Other Side's own little slice of the web.