Kraig Grady

Kraig Grady

Kraig Grady is a US-Australian composer/sound artist. He has composed and performed with an ensemble of microtonal instruments of his own design and also worked as a shadow puppeteer, tuning theorist, filmmaker, world music radio DJ and concert promoter. His works feature his own ensembles of acoustic instruments, including metallophones, marimbas, hammered dulcimers and reed organs tuned to microtonal just intonation scales. His compositions include accompaniments for silent films and shadow plays. An important influence in the development of Grady's music was Harry Partch, like Grady, a musician from the Southwest, and a composer of theatrical works in Just Intonation for self-built instruments.

Born in Montebello, California in 1952, Grady began composing while still in his teens. After studies with Nicolas Slonimsky, Dean Drummond, Dorrance Stalvey and Byong-Kon Kim , he produced his earliest compositions. Since meeting tuning theorist Erv Wilson in 1975, he has composed and performed in alternative tunings based on Wilson’s theories, first in 31-tone equal temperament, and eventually in the just intonation resources of Wilson's combination-product sets and meta-slendro.
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Kraig Grady Discography


0003, 001 Kraig Grady, Brad Laner, Banaphshu, Jim French Kraig Grady, Brad Laner, Banaphshu, Jim French - Music From The Island Of Anaphoria(CD, Album) Bzang Editions, Tiny Organ 0003, 001 1994 Sell This Version
0002 Banaphshu And Kraig Grady Banaphshu And Kraig Grady - From The Interiors Of Anaphoria(CD, Album) BZang Editions 0002 US 1995 Sell This Version
0004 Anaphoria, Kraig Grady Anaphoria, Kraig Grady - The Creation Of The Worlds(CD, Album) BZang Editions 0004 US 1997 Sell This Version
0234 Kraig Grady Beyond The Windows Perhaps Among The Podcorn(CD, Album) Transparency 0234 US 2006 Sell This Version
either/5 Kraig Grady Our Rainy Season ❘ Nuilagi(CD, Album) and/OAR either/5 US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

emr 11 Kraig Grady Without R & R.(CDr, Mini) emr emr 11 US 2005 Sell This Version
2.5 Kraig Grady Orenda(CD, Mini, Ltd) Archive Of Anaphoria 2.5 2006 Sell This Version


AOA3 Kraig Grady, Terumi Narushima Kraig Grady, Terumi Narushima - In A Pentagonal Room - Clocks And Clouds(CD) Archive Of Anaphoria AOA3 Australia 2013 Sell This Version