Mikel Estrin

Composer, Producer, Performer, multi-instrumentalist, computer aficionado, bilateral Mac & Windows professional & experienced international business executive.

I'm currently enjoying the view of the overcast San Francisco Bay from atop my Fairmont Terrace perch. It's one of the most beautiful places on our planet.

Having lived in Europe for 10 years, I have fluency in several other languages, and am a published lyricist and arranger of music in many styles.

Currently leader of the Bay Gulls, a cross cultural & swing-oriented "folk" trio, I am also leader of Haimish Music, a traditional klezmer band; bass domra & contrabass balalaika player in the San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble, and part-time alto sax player with several big bands in the area. I volunteer as PIC for music at the Friends of the Castro Valley Bookstore, where I am also the webmaster.

With a wide assortment of recording devices and classical, electronic and traditional instruments, I write & produce music for theater, dance, film and TV, as well as post production work.

Professionals affiliations include AES (the Audio Engineering society) IEEE (Computer), & the SACEM (Society of Music Composers, Authors & Publishers in France), SID (Society for Information Display).

See my music site at www.mikelion.com or www.sfbalalaika.com for more...