Myles Boisen is a guitarist, composer, improvisor, and record
producer/engineer, best known around the Bay Area for his twin-necked
twanging in The Splatter Trio, as well as musical exploits with The Club
Foot Orchestra. Over the past two decades Myles has performed with John Zorn,
Rova Saxophone Quartet, John Tchicai, Nina Hagen, Eugene Chadbourne, Vinny
Golia, Myra Melford, Glenn Spearman, Ralph Carney,Miya Masaoka, Malcolm Mooney, Eddie Marshall, and his
own "Guitarspeak" ensembles.
In collaboration with guitarists Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Elliott Sharp,
Robert Fripp, and others, he has developed a potent musical language that
combines a wealth of traditional and contemporary styles, focusing
particularly on prepared guitar technique and improvisation. Myles'
discography numbers over 40 compact disc recordings, including his
Guitarspeak disc, ten CDs
with The Splatter Trio, and musical work for MTV, film director David
Lynch, and CBS.
As a recording engineer, Myles has gathered over 150 production and mastering
credits on recordings by other artists, dating back to 1979 when he began
teaching in one of the country's first university-level recording studio
programs. He is regarded as an authority on vintage mics and microphone
testing, with numerous articles published in Electronic Musician magazine and
Mix Books publications.
Born October 19, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Raised around Seattle, Washington.
Granted B.A. degree from Fairhaven College, Western Washington State
College (Bellingham, Washington) in 1979, for independent study major in
Contemporary Art and Media Studies. Presently employed as freelance musician,
and owner/ head engineer of Guerrilla Recording studio and Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA.
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