Micah is a saxophonist, singer, keyboardist and composer. He also produces and programs, making beats for tracks and artists. He is also a visual artist, filmmaker, novelist and actor.
He is most known for creating the genre of avant-pop with the release of the record Everything on Accidental Records in 2006.
Micah has composed the modern opera Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights (Geneva, 2007) and a piece for the artist Rirkrit Taravanija featured in Il Postino di Tiempo (Manchester International Festival, 2007).
He appeared and played in Matthew Barney's Di Lama Lamina (MoMA, 2007) and a wrote a choral work entitled Noise Mass, commissioned by and performed at the Chiesa Rosa in Milan in 2008.
During the summer of 2011 he taught at Lincoln Center's Jazz in Schools program. He has also has represented the USA as a cultural ambassador to Suriname, Siberia and France.
He has also written a ballet called Highrise, which was performed at Lincoln Center in 2013 and featured Germaul Barnes (Alvin Ailey and Bill T. Jones), Tracy Jack (Classical Theatre of Harlem), and Laurie M. Taylor (Burnt Sugar freaks the James Brown Songbook).
Micah was born in Colon, Panama, raised in Dallas, TX and currently splits his time between New York and Bahia, Brazil.
He has collaborated with artists across all genres live and in the studio including:
Earl Turbinton, Jeff Watts, Neil Cane, Brandon Ross, J.T. Lewis, Jean Paul Bourelly, Bernard Wright, Billy Bang, David Murray, Alex Blake, La Frae Sci, Arto Lindsay band (2003-2008), Marc Ribot and James ‘Blood’ Ulmer
John Zorn, Cecil Taylor, Lawrence "Butch" Morris and Diego Cortez
Pop and Funk
Lady Miss Kier from Dee-lite, G. Calvin Weston, P-Funk Allstars, Bootsy Collins, Me'shell N'degeocello, Burnt Sugar, DJ Logic, Melvin Gibbs, Marque Gilmore, Moreno Velloso, Citizen Cain, Ua, Earth Driver, Laryn Hill and The Roots
Apollo Heights, The Veldt, Thurston Moore, Junior Mac and Vernon Reid. James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) collaborates with Micah Gaugh on remixes for the Sounds, Ladytron, and The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Yohimbe Brothers, J'neiro Jarel, Anti-Pop Consortium, Airborne Audio, Blank Slates, M.F. Doom, Cx Kidtronic and Saul Williams