PIERO MILESI
Daniel Bacalov • Piero Milesi

Piero Milesi (1953 - 2011) studied electronic and experimental composition at Milan’s Conservatorio “G. Verdi” after early training as a cellist. He later graduated from the University of Architecture in Milan, where he wrote his dissertation on the relationships between space and music. His interest in correspondences between musical and visual composition is evident in the fact that many of Milesi’s works are composed for visual spectacles ranging from ballet to film to fireworks displays. One of his pieces was featured at the “XVII Triennnale” of Milan, one of the most important exhibitions of modern industrial art in Europe.

Milesi was one of a number of young, interesting composers in Italy who, although little known here, quietly changed the way we think about music and its usage via their work with soundtracks and installations and which were echoed by many other composers internationally. A former member of the Italian musical cooperative “L’Orchestra”, in which he worked as both a composer and performer, Milesi now works primarily as a composer, performing only his own works. He has scored numerous film, video, and television soundtracks, and has composed music for several ballets and live performance events.

Piero died relatively young of a heart attack in 2011. All four of the albums he released in his lifetime were issued by or reissued by Cuneiform Records.


WITHIN HIMSELF



RUNE 133

milesiWithin Himself is the first new music released by him in almost a decade. This culls the best of his many works for installations & films and shuffles them into a flowing, cohesive album. The works are melodic new music compositions, which have an underlying electronic/minimalist base.

"...a light, fluent and most attractive...music." - The London Times



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MODI



RUNE 63

Modi is for chamber orchestras of between 12-18 musicians, this is two extended works of unique beauty.

Originally released in England by Cherry Red Records in 1983, Modi was Milesi’s first record release. Since Cherry Red was a “rock” label, Modi gained a wider audience than it might have, had it been released by a specialty label.

The release brought Milesi to the attention of New Music fans who were attracted by Milesi’s fine melodic sense and command of orchestration. Modi has been out of print since the mid 80’s. Cuneiform's 1994 reissue marked its first appearance on CD.

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LA CAMERA ASTRATTA



RUNE 18

La Camera Astratta is the soundtrack to a large scale dance/performance work. A work that is simultaneously high-tech and organic.

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THE NUCLEAR OBSERVATORY OF MR. NANOFF



RUNE 7

Working in a melodic vein, The Nuclear Observatory Of Mr. Nanof veers from ethereal solo keyboard electronics to scores for lyricon and small chamber ensemble. Lovely, yet also rich musically.

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