Miles away was commissioned by Ensemble Contrechamps with the generous support of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. It is dedicated to Ensemble Contrechamps and the trumpet player Pacho Flores.
The music of Hilda Paredes is immediately marked by the intensity of the relationship between time, dramatic force and philosophical approach.
The structure and dramatic discourse of Miles away displays an array of instrumental extended techniques as well as the virtuoso abilities of the extraordinary musicians of Contrechamps and the expressive virtuosity of trumpet player Pacho Flores.
The title makes reference to the late Miles Davis and in the middle section of the piece there are some references to his expressive solos, entwined with new melodic material as a tribute to his legacy.
Premiered by Pacho Flores and Ensemble Contrechamps, conducted by Michael Wendeberg, at Théâtre de l'Alhambra on Geneva, 23rd May 2016.