Mikael is also a composer in his own right, focusing mainly on choral music. He has written some 40 choral works and is also taking part in performing as a tenor and countertenor. As a composer of symphonic music, Mikael recently finished work on a science fiction-inspired Innerspace.
A former news journalist, Mikael has been involved in the film music industry since 1993, when he published his first magazine on film music, the Swedish language MovieScore. He was heavily involved in the UK magazine Music from the Movies and has conducted over hundred film composer interviews. Mikael is the honorary president of the International Film Music Critics Association.