The Trinary System:
The band completed a 3-song demo in November, and plans to record in 2015.
Fri., Mar.13, Store 54, Allston, MA
Sat., Mar.14 Meat for Tea Benefit at Sonelab,
142 Pleasant St., Easthampton. MA
Miller is a featured artist at this event as well (see frottage drawing).
New Trinary System Website:
Fri., Feb.13 at Lizard Lounge, Cambridge:
Miller will be sitting in (keyboards w/electronics) with the improv. group Club D’Elf at The Lizard Lounge. He’s done this off an on for years and it is always a blast. Who knows what will happen: everyone there always find out.
First Night Surrealist Games:
Somewhere between 250-300 people passed through the Surrealist Games tables the evening of Dec.31, 2014. An older gent: “I’m not playing because I don’t feel competitive.” Roger: “These games are zero% competitive – it’s the result of all players working as a team that counts.” Gent: “OK.” He had a blast. As did 100’s of others. The results were not necessarily great art, but every piece produced juxtapositions previously never before on this planet. A good way to ring in the new year!
As a Composer:
Half-Moon Pond, for string orchestra, was just completed. The photo above is used to structure the music, which in this case is highly improvised within specific parameters.
Once snow piles up in Somerville, Miller will re-video-shoot the Winter Season for the Davis Square Symphony. He was hoping to have this completed by last July, but he only recently gained access to a Hi-Def camera – much better for projecting on an outdoor screen while the orchestra is playing along to the traffic in the film. This is supported in part by The Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Scream, Gilgamesh, Scream was delayed last fall. The right baritone vocalist was not found. It is tentatively planned for the Callithumpian Consort’s 2015-1016 season at the New England Conservatory. The final section, Gilgamesh returning to Uruk, remains to be completed.
As a Soundtracker:
Work begins on a soundtrack for a documentary set in New Mexico. Excellent terrain in New Mexico.
Another soundtrack, mostly sound design, is starting soon for Heide Solberg’s very interesting multi-platform story. Sound design is in many ways more enjoyable than music scoring because you don’t get “ear-worms” of melodies in your brain when you are going to sleep, just random sounds. Suitable for hypnogogic trance.
Winter: a time to reflect:
Limited shows by Alloy Orchestra (Mar.1, Hartford, CT; Mar. 7 Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA), and none by Mission of Burma this particular quarter (though their upcoming July 18 gig at Fenway Park opening for The Foo Fighters is certainly curious).