Miles Cooper Seaton is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles.
His musical experience started at five when he joined his church's choir. In 1989, his family relocated to Seattle, and he eventually dropped out of high school to sing and play in various punk, noise and hardcore bands. After moving to New York in 2002, he was exposed to a more refined and expanded perspective on contemporary art and music. There, he co-founded the avant / experimental / rock collective Akron/Family, which has performed around the world and collaborated with Michael Gira, Keiji Haino, William Parker, Hamid Drake, the Sun Ra Arkestra and many other cultural and musical luminaries.
Mixing the transcendental and intuitive qualities of spiritual music traditions with the visceral, confrontational and humanist values of punk and counterculture art movements, Seaton's solo performances are a candid expression of his musical and cultural roots. Typically a combination of composition and principal-based improvisation, in fine wabi-sabi style, there is often an air of impending derailment and a leave-it-on-the-field mentality that encourages audiences to acknowledge their collaborative role.