Richard’s Biography

Richard Pierce Milner is Artist In Residence at Na Bolom, an historic inn and cultural center in San Cristobal de Las Casas, a Spanish colonial city in the Maya Highlands of Chiapas.

His compositions have been broadcast nationally over NPR and PBS, and performed at New York’s Lincoln Center.

Solo live concerts have included the Carnegie Recital, Merkin, Columbia and Symphony Space halls in New York City; Eubie Blake Center in Baltimore; Maria Chailloux Gallery in Amsterdam; and Casa Del Lago in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park. In New Mexico, Milner has performed solo in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque.

He has also written for the Martha Graham Dance Company, been Guest Composer at the University of Illinois, Exhibiting Artist In Residence at the Stedelijk Museum of Art in Holland, and an Artist In Residence at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos.

A Fine Arts graduate of the University of New Mexico, Milner was co-director and co-composer of “Reincarnation Auditions: Unlimited Company” a modern dance troupe that presented performances at UNM’s Keller Hall, and in shopping malls, laundromats, and parking lots in Albuquerque and Chicago.

His production with the company, entitled ”Even Atom” was broadcast over KOB-TV in Albuquerque and WTTW-TV in Chicago.  And was later featured in his exhibition “The Space Between the Sea and the Sky” in Amsterdam.  Milner continued with the company in the Netherlands with presentations at de Kosmos and Paradiso theaters.

As a filmmaker, Richard has been a television producer and director for ABC Network News, New York Times TV, the National Geographic Channel, and PBS Frontline; an editor of dramas for Hollywood studios and ABC network, and an editor of NBC and PBS network documentary specials and series.

Milner was born and raised in Albuquerque, which was the earliest and most lasting influence on his music. He has also lived in Amsterdam, Holland; Taos, New Mexico; New York City and Saranac Lake, New York; Durham, North Carolina; Des Moines, Iowa; Athens, Ohio; and San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.