Lisa Miles is a creative artist of 25+ years from Pittsburgh PA. Uniquely blending the arts and humanities, she composes and performs, is the author of two books and a personal and professional development consultant. She has a B.A. in English and Applied Music minor (Youngstown State). Grants have included Meet the Composer and PA Arts & Humanities Initiative; recent recognition has been inclusion in John Shelton Ivany’s “Top 21” (Natl. News Bureau). Her music caught the attention of harpist Anne LeBaron in the late 1990s and the two collaborated, including at the University of Pittsburgh’s Inside the Edge. Among others, Lisa has worked with choreographers Jose Bustamante, David Parsons, H.T. Chen and performance artist Animal X and has presented solo performance at Philadelphia’s Fringe Fest, the Andy Warhol Museum and The Mattress Factory. Her score for Bowl Dance was spotlighted at a Boston video festival, Argentinian film festival and Toronto Moving Pictures Festival. She has played professionally with the Moirae Trio and numerous symphonies since ’85, as well as major avant-garde works with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall and The Kennedy Center.


Vanguards 1

Release Date: July 8, 2014
Catalog Number: RR7892
20th Century
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Ravello Records is pleased to announce the first installment of its compilation series, VANGUARDS VOL. 1, presenting a deep cross-section of the label's contemporary and eclectic catalog. The album features performances by the London Symphony Orchestra, pianist Kate Boyd, the McCormick Percussion Group, the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, pianist Amy Briggs, the Grammy-nominated Strung Out Trio, and many more in works by contemporary composers such as Alan Beeler, Stefan Poetzsch, Michael Veloso, Lisa Miles, Hubert Howe, Scott Brickman, Alan Schmitz, and others.


Release Date: October 25, 2011
Catalog Number: RR7816
Composer and performer Lisa Miles combines classical chops and punk rock influences in both her spirited solo work and unique collaborations with other instrumentalists (cello, bass, harp, voice, guitar). Miles describes her music as "tending toward either the edgy and intense, or the atmospheric, dark and meditative"-- both of which come through in force on NÁLADA. Her CD release features wildly original compositions for acoustic and electric violin and mandolin, many of which were composed for and informed live, collaborative, cross-disciplinary performance.