Miika Warsell aka Aural Night was born in 1975 in Helsinki, Finland. Early on he had keen interest and talent playing the piano, which he began at the age of six. Soon after he composed his first piece and more have come out sporadically ever since. When he was 8 he dressed up as Mozart at a school party and when other kids had posters of KISS and WASP on their bedroom walls, Miika diligently collected pictures of composers - Beethoven, Bach, Sibelius etc. much to the amusement of his 'normal' friends. He was so keen on composers that he even learned their birth and death years by heart. His favourite composer, the most talented music maker ever, is J.S. Bach. Miika has studied music theory, music history (at the Open Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland), orchestration, composition (Classical, under Professor Harri Wessman of Sibelius Academy), composition (MIDI) for several years.
Miika has written numerous piano pieces, a full-length suite for a string orchestra, music for an amateur theatre play "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" , scored Carlo Collodi's fairy tale "Pinocchio" and composed other miscellaneous music.
In 2006 he released two albums. The first one, Voyage, is an instrumental, soundtrack-like album, portraying a ship's travels across the dangerous seas of life - with ups and downs. The album was composed, recorded, mixed, and mastered in Espoo, Finland in 2006 by the artist himself. It is now being distributed worldwide and produced by the U.S. distributor Peaceworkmusic Net. The second album Avian Dreams is a solo piano album with peaceful melodies. www.aviandreams.com is the home site for Aural Night's piano music whilst www.auralnight.com more soundtrack-like, keyboard-based music.
In 2007 and 2008 he wrote music for two little Finnish edutainment- / online games, Ota maidosta mallia (Drink milk!) and Kauho kouluruokaguruksi! (Eat Thy School Lunch!), which were done by Solinet.fi. Also in 2008 he wrote music for a student short film "Jäätynyt Tähti" (Frozen Star). Currently he is eager to try his wings in writing more music for film, TV, ads, games or theatre.
In addition to music, he holds a bachelor honours degree in psychology and is also doing his second university degree (English Teacher Training programme) at the University of Helsinki. Miika is also the father of 5-year-old twin sisters, Ada and Miina.