Mikhal Weiner write songs that are stories and stories that are songs. Raised in Jerusalem, Israel, she now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She studied composition and songwriting at Rimon College in Tel Aviv, completing her studies at Berklee College of Music in 2014 with honors. Her works, whether text or music, are deeply influenced by her experiences as a middle-eastern gay woman and her love of poetry and folk music. Her published essays include ‘What the World Needs Now’, and ‘Changing our Stripes: Why Women Artists may be Like Saber-Tooth Tigers’. She is currently Co-Director of Salomé ArtHaus, a community centered art-sharing venue, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, as well as finishing up her debut album, to be released this spring.
Mikhal’s article ‘Green’ will be featured in Pact Press’ inaugural anthology to be released in May of 2017.