Miller’s first art installation, “Transmuting the Prosaic”, opened on March 14, 2020, at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. The work consists of two parts: his first film, “The Davis Square Symphony”, will run on a loop against the far wall of the room. On the left wall will be five of his Modified Vinyl pieces, some etched, some audio, some inked. In front of each will be a listening station to hear either a copy of the record that is on the wall, or audio relating to it. One of the Modified Vinyl records on the wall consists of all the lyrics to “Signals Calls and Marches” (in alphabetical order) inked ONTO a record. At the listening station, there will be a 7″ 45 with those same words isolated from the record and sequenced in quick succession, to be listened to while one reads them on the wall. It’s a real mind-bend…
“Four Bars of a Bach Fugue” on the back of the original “POP Record/evolving.” (1985)
HERE is a link to the virtual concert. The concert is 20 minutes long, followed by an interview by Danny Lichtenfeld, the director at the BMAC.
Oct.1, 7:30pm via Zoom: Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble: Virtual Concert. This is an updated version of his Elemental Guitar work from the mid-1990’s. With a customized Stratocaster 6-string, three altered/prepared lap-steel guitars, a new looping device (the Boomerang III) and many sound-altering devices, this is his take on a “One-Person Guitar Chamber Ensemble”. All the music is structured by dreams, utilizing his “Dream Interpretation” technique. The unconscious mind is expressed by extended techniques and attitudes in the electric guitars. This was presented in conjunction with his installation “Transmuting the Prosaic” at the BMAC.