Here is a short Bio. While redesigning my website I have migrated to www.leonmilo.typepad.com
Composer, percussionist and sound artist, Leon Milo creates music and sonic environments in which instruments, electronics, natural sounds, and synthesis are unified. His works are presented the world over and include instrumental and electro-acoustic music for the concert hall, dance, film, television, radio, public sound installations, galleries and museums.
He received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and then worked as timpanist and percussionist in orchestras such as The Los Angeles and Oslo Philharmonics, Jerusalem Symphony, Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva, as well as with numerous ensembles such as XTET (which he co-founded in 1988), and the California EAR Unit, among many others.
Major studies in composition were with Professor Leonard Stein, former director of the USC Schoenberg Institute in Los Angeles, William Kraft, Luciano Berio and Jacob Druckman. Invited in 1987 to the Sundance Institute in Utah by Robert Redford and David Newman to develop film music projects, he now composes regularly for European television and Cinema.
In 1990, he received a Fulbright Fellowship for composition study in Paris. Working with Gilbert Amy and then attending Les Ateliers UPIC studying electronic music with Curtis Roads, he began incorporating new technologies into his works. Soon after, he was selected to take part in the prestigious one year course in composition and computer music at IRCAM, Paris where he wrote and premiered “Sa!”, for violin solo and electronics.
Current activities include performances and recordings with duo partner, pianist Susanne Kessel, in Bonn (Duo Pianowaves) for the Deutschlandfunk, and Oehms Classics for a new CD of music by Olivier Messiaen and Leon Milo. A new commission will be performed in March, written for the flutists of the the Trio d'Argent for the upcoming Festival 38eme Rugissants in Grenoble, as well as sound designs for Gallery Slott/Exquise Design in Paris, where he is composer in residence. He will be presented along with video artist Gregory Abou at Art Paris 2012.
Recently, he performed with duo partner Francois Daudin Clavaud (Duo Interact-Son) at the Présences Electronique Festival in Paris and has just completed original music for a ten part literary fiction series for Radio France.
For more information while I reconstruct my main website, please have a look at my blog here on typepad and visit my Soundcloud pages for musical excerpts.
Originally from Los Angeles, he currently resides in Paris.