Miles Jefferson Friday is a composer and educator who aims to construct communities where sound can serve as a site for critical inquiry to be realized, not just in the abstract, but in practice. Within this guiding principle, Miles’s creative output acts as a form of project-based research, where he utilizes music technologies and engages with theoretical scholarship as a means of exploring personal subjectivities of auditory reception, re-thinking instruments and/as objects, and proposing ways in which sound-based practice can operate more dynamically and equitably. Miles’s works have been performed across the United States and internationally by ensembles such as the AIR Contemporary Music Collective (China), Ensemble Dal Niente (USA), Ensemble InterContemporain (France), Ensemble Suono Giallo (Italy), the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia), the Tacet(i) Ensemble (Thailand), the Tönkunstler Orchestra (Austria), the Wet Ink Ensemble (USA), and Yarn/Wire (USA). Additionally, Miles has exhibited acousmatic works and multi-media installations at festivals such as the SinusTon Festival (Germany), the International Computer Music Conference (Ireland), the Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium (Thailand), and the SEAMUS Conference (USA). Miles holds a BM from Indiana University, an MA from the Eastman School of Music, and an MFA and DMA from Cornell University. Miles is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Music at the University of Texas at San Antonio.