Compositions & Performances

“Compositions inventive and richly textured… Lisa & I had more than one opportunity to perform together, and on every occasion, it was a rewarding, invigorating experience. She possesses the motivation and energy to continually realize her visions, [and] is an absolute asset to the arts community.”–Anne LeBaron*Click images to enlarge.

1999 ~ Invited guests members of Pgh’s garage, punk, underground, indie & avant-garde scene

Lisa Miles, Solo Electric Violin with special guest,
Anne LeBaron; Mattress Factory Garden, 1999.

Compositions & Performances

 2015 — on NEW Compositions (& older unreleased material) posted on rolling basis on SoundCloud , including work with “Come With Reverse” & Alex Passalides
Nov 2012 Cornelia Street Cafe, Greenwich Village, NYC upon invitation; in support of Nalada CD
April 2012
Play at Cedars Lounge, Yo, Ohio 7:30 PM, sponsored by Youngstown State University Student Literary Assn.  See PIX
Nov 9-10, 2011 Performance in support of CD Release @ community event in conjunction w/Defense & Veterans Center professional development workshops, Johnstown, PA– held at Venue of Merging Arts
Fall 2009 Performance of Original Music (electric set)–PARF Conference, State College, PA; Irma Freeman Center for Imagination; Penn State New Kensington
Beginning
July 2008
“Lisa Miles Originals” — Intense & Ethereal Works for Violin. BACKSTAGE BAR at Theater Square — 655 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
Beginning
July 2008
Original music accompaniment for Pittsburgh Yoga Classes & workshops — Breathe Yoga Studio & Three RIvers Yoga
May 2008 Perform Original Music & Sign Books at Borders EastSide, Pittsburgh, PA.
March 2006 Folie a’ Deux ©1999 (Violin/Bass-Mike Marcinko) Performance at Byham Theatre. Choreography by Doug Bentz.
Winter 2005 Curated Posthumous show of Artist Ray Geiger @Garfield Artworks
2004-2005 Performances of Original Music specifically composed for performance at the National Aviary & Hazlett Theatre
2003 “Metamorphosis” — Original Music for film short
2002 Creation of New Compositions for Mandolin & Acoustic Guitar; Solo Performance & Book Presentation at Youngstown State University’s Women Studies Annual Gala
2001 “Arthur’s Family” –Music for short film (Pgh Filmmakers student); PA Humanities & Arts Initiative grant awarded for collaboration of Pittsburgh Jung Society & Duquesne University Psychology dept.
Jan 2001 “Beneath the Light” –Commission to write original music & perform live for this sculptural/movement work by Cheryl Cappezutti & Laurie Tarter, as part of City Theater’s Hamburg Partner Program. Additional funding from Meet The Composer. (45 min. total work, made up of several pieces)
Dec 2000 Lisa Miles’ Original Acoustic Set at First Night Pittsburgh, featuring -Miles’ original compositions, including several new short works.
Feb 2000 “Presence” –(CD) 42 Minute Performance Piece & Score (with 11 pieces) funded by Meet the Composer, Heinz Endowments, and the Pittsburgh Foundation. Miles, Artistic Director and Producer, wrote the original music.
Dec 1999 Marcinko/Miles Duo (Bass & Violin) at First Night Pittsburgh. Performing Miles’ original compositions.
Oct 1999 Marcinko/Miles Duo at The Mattress Factory
Sept 1999 “Potent” –Improvisation between Anne LeBaron & Lisa Miles (CD). Performed at Frick Fine Art, as part of the University. of Pittsburgh’s Inside the Edge series.
1999 Viol Sol’ Electra; Lisa Miles, Solo Electric Violin. Acceptance into the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. 2 performances.
1999 Anne Lebaron & Lisa Miles, 4 Pieces for Electric Harp & Electric Violin; (unfinished) 2 with Drummer Jay Matula. Performed at Millvale Industrial Theatre.
1999 Lisa Miles, Solo Electric Violin, 45 minute set of solo material, including new works; Transformation; Classical Clash & others. Millvale Industrial Theatre
July 1999 Improvisation/Accompaniment for Dance Alloy’s 3-week Summer Intensive Workshops, with master teachers Mark Taylor & Jose Bustamante.
June 1999 Designing Disney:  The Architecture of Reassurance, Solo Electric Performance in main gallery of the Warhol Museum, corporate member benefit.
1999 Solo electric performance as part of 32 Below group show, presented by the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Young Artist Program.
May 1999 Solo performance at Metropol for Live Art:  An Evening of the Unexpected, a Benefit for ProArts.
1999 Performed at & Curated Originally Writ, an evening of original composition, dance, and photography at The Move Studio.
1999 Improvisation/Accompaniment to Mark Taylor & Dance Alloy at The Andy Warhol Museum.
April 1999 Folie a’Deux; (Madness for Two) Composition for Violin & Acoustic Bass. (CD) Commissioned by Point Park College for choreographer Doug Bentz, whose dance reflects the restrictions within intimacies. M. Marcinko, bass; M. Michalski,engineer. Performed at Pittsburgh Playhouse Theatre.
1999 Improvisation/Accompaniment to choreographer David Parson’s master class held at The Andy Warhol Museum.
1999 Sixth Sense; –Improv with dancer Melanie Miller and HIT–Electric Violin & Drums duo with Joelle Levitt.
Dec 1998 Duo–a night of cross-disciplinary performance in twos, The Move Studio.
Nov 1998 Dark Nite Series, City Theater’s Lester Hamburg Annex, Solo performance, works for Violin & Mandolin, Acoustic & Electric, incorporating recorded tracks.
Oct 1998 Dance Alloy’s Halloween Ball, The Carnegie, Improv with drummer Charles Hall.
July 1998 Viaduct Studios, Group Art Opening. Unique outside Solo performance on a loading dock, works for Violin & Mandolin, Acoustic & Electric, incorporating recorded tracks.
June 1998 East End Event, Solo performance, works written to be performed outside in sculpture garden for violin & mandolin, acoustic & electric, incorporating recorded tracks, & construction of looped soundscape, premiering children’s improvisations. “Garden Haunt,” “Ambient,” & “Medieval Love Song” new works. (cd) Event funded in part by The Howard Heinz Endowment & The Pittsburgh Foundation.
1998 Arranged Children’s Improvisations. This work was facilitated & later arranged by L. Miles. She premiered it along with her own work on soundscape for the East End Event. The first work is untitled & consists of Miles & 4 violinists, 1 sax & 1 clarinetist. Second is a reflection upon a drama, Warped Waltz, and has Miles on mandolin plus six violinists.
Feb 1998 “Moirae Duo Originals ,” 11 compositions for violin & cello, (CD) self-released. Cellist Erin Snyder, engineered at Pittsburgh Sound Productions.
Fall 1997 First Day ,” Performance on the original soundtrack for this 15 min. film by Evan & Alycia Knauer, Pittsburgh.
June 1997 “Now I See Myself,” (CD) for multi-tracked violin & mandolin, acoustic & electric, recorded and live (performance incorporating both). Written for collaboration with dancer Laura Brungard, commissioned by the Pgh. Dance Festival to be a part of the Choreographer’s Continuum, held at the Byham Theatre. Piece later transformed with sculpture and video added- “The Statue of Mirrors” was performed at the Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University , Sept.1997
Feb 1997 Bridges: Explorations Inner Disciplinary , The Garfield Artworks. “Untitled Dance in 3 Movements,” performance with dancer Lynn Rescigno
Feb 1997 “Susan’s Trip,” Moirae Duo original, “#1 Driving,” attached to this video work by Pam Lewis, Pittsburgh.
Jan 1996 “Wreckin’ Ball ,” Performance on the original soundtrack for this18 min. film by Evan & Alycia Knauer, Pittsburgh.
Aug 1995 “Bowl Dance,” for dual-track violin. Written for short dance performance film by Laura Brungard. Project funded in part by The Painted Bride and The Pa. Council on the Arts. Work selected to be featured at video festival at Boston ’s Mobius Gallery, May 1996; an Argentine film festival,1997; Toronto’s Moving Pictures Festival, Rivoli Theatre, Oct.1997.
Nov 1994 “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ,” jointly scored and recorded with cellist Erin Snyder for The Acting Company’s stage adaptation of this ‘20’s silent film. Laurel Highlands Regional Theatre. Composition performed at The Carnegie, Dec. 1995 to accompany film
April 1994 The Garfield Artworks , Group art opening, Performance/workshop with visual artist Ray Geiger–the “musical reading” of a scroll with abstract notations, with participation of Garfield community children; same performance in July at Wilkinsburg ’s Turmoil Room
Fall 1993 The Garfield Artworks , Group art opening, Solo performance, work for acoustic violin & recorded tracks of both violin and original text.
Fall 1991 “BLACK LIGHT DISCIPLINE,” self-released cassette of original material by this 4- piece band of which Lisa is a member, playing strictly electric violin. Engineered at Audiomation.
May 1991 “THE FERAL FAMILY,” self-released 45 of original material by this 9-piece band of which Lisa is a member. Engineered at Gateway Studios.
July 1990 Composition & performance collaboration with cellist Erin Snyder, for national performance artist Animal X, Eddy Theatre, Chatham College.