My name is Miles Wilder.

I’m a musician and artist.

This is my Bio.

I think it’s awkward that bios are written in the third person. We all know who’s writing bios, right?

I’m writing this one.

Hi.

I grew up in the American West on the Great Plains of Colorado on unceded Southern Ute and Arapahoe land in an old farmhouse that was built by white settlers 100 years prior.

I was isolated, but also grew up with a lot of access to recorded music from around the world. My parents were music teachers and I was taught music alongside learning to walk and speak.

The vastness of the plains lives in all of my work. I am currently based in Boston and the vastness of the sea feels like a cousin I’m only just meeting.

I am a sculptor of sounds. Sometimes those sounds are played live via a multi-instrumental live-looping rig I designed and constructed myself. Other times it’s commissioned work for modern dance, circus, or film. My system of creating music and the tools I use are built out of the need to be flexible and portable. I’ve built something that allows me to feel like each instrument is a natural extension of myself and that can go on tour or function as a home studio for recording or live-streaming.

My musical sense is multi-layered, meditative, polyrhythmic, and I like to incorporate found-sounds or sounds from the environment when it’s appropriate  I’m classically trained, so my early lessons were about exacting precision. When I first started as a songwriter and composer after college, I brought that same practice into my work. Over the years, however, I have been drawn more towards the organic process of improvisation. My current work exists as a lush landscape in between exacting precision and raucous abandon. In that middle place I am cultivating a sonorous garden where all are welcome.