Kraig Grady is a composer/decomposer/sound explorer. Since 1975 he has pursued the formation of ensembles of acoustic microtonal instruments of his own design/modification to explore both an interaction with environmental space, the contextual influence of visionary space, and psychoacoustical pitch phenomena. Not content with specialization, he has also has engaged extensively as a shadow puppeteer, tuning theorist, filmmaker, world music radio DJ and concert promoter.
His compositions include interactions with his own silent films and shadow plays. 1993 saw Grady’s first work connected to the activities of The North American Embassy of Anaphoria Island and more recently The Austronesian Outpost of Anaphoria. Both organizations promoting the visionary geographical culture of this island. Despite the fact that the nature and size of his instruments make touring difficult and rare, his work has been presented at Ballhaus Naunyn Berlin (Germany), the Chateau de la Napoule (France), the Norton Simon Museum of Art, the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, and the Pacific Asia Museum to name a few.