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2021 INSIDE/OUT Lecture: ‘DJ Spooky & Arctic Rhythms’

  • 17.00 - 18.30
  • 28 Apr 2021
  • Online
2021 INSIDE/OUT Lecture: ‘DJ Spooky & Arctic Rhythms’
Speaker: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky

Introduced by Professor Simon Morris & Dr Justin Morey

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. Miller will lecture on his work The Book of Ice, his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antarctica, and will address how over his career music, art and environmentalism have converged. He specializes in blending genres and global culture and addresses environmental and social issues.

Paul D. Miller’s written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and he is the Editor of Origin Magazine.

Miller’s work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. Miller’s award-winning book “Rhythm Science” was published by MIT Press 2004, and was followed by “Sound Unbound,” an anthology about electronic music and digital media, in 2008. “The Book of Ice”, an experiential visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, was published in 2011 by Random House.

Miller has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D; Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His large scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009, and “Seoul Counterpoint”, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. Miller was the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he premiered his work “A Civil War Symphony” in 2013. In 2014, Miller was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognizing visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving.  Recent projects include “Peace Symphony,” commissioned by UN Peace Boat, “Hidden Code,” a new planetarium show commissioned by Dartmouth College in collaboration with Museum of Science Boston, “Forest Symphony” commissioned by Oregon State University, the CD/DVD of “Rebirth of a Nation” on Cantaloupe Music, and the publication of his fourth book “The Imaginary App” from MIT Press.

Miller is the 2018 recipient of the The Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Award which will support the creation of “QUANTOPIA: The Evolution of the Internet" a multimedia performance and an installation based on the history and evolution of the internet, which premiered at San Francisco's YBCA in January 2019 to a sold out house. Latest album releases include "Phantom Dancehall" with premier reggae label VP Records and his first blockchain album "The Invisible Hand" commissioned by Breaker.