Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present a multi-media show by composer, multi-media artist, editor and author Paul D. Miller, also known as DJ Spooky (and as That Subliminal Kid) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
DJ Spooky aka Paul D. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist, editor and author. His DJ MIXER iPad app has seen more than 12 million downloads in the last year. In 2012-2013 he is the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC starting this fall. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films. Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries. His book Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media is a best-selling title for MIT Press. He has been featured everywhere from Elle to CNN to SyFy.
He recently appeared at Carnegie Hall with Aeon Ensemble during Climate Week; and Forbes Magazine recently cited his opinons on mobile media – and how code affects culture – as one of the nine reasons to be optimistic about the future of business (read the complete article here).
Miller’s deep interest in reggae and dub has resulted in a series of compilations, remixes and collections of material from the vaults of the legendary Jamaican label, Trojan Records. Other releases include Optometry (2002), a jazz project featuring some of the best players in the downtown NYC jazz scene, and Dubtometry (2003) featuring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Mad Professor. Another of Miller’s collaborations, Drums of Death, features Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Chuck D of Public Enemy among others. He also produced material on Yoko Ono’s recent album Yes, I’m a Witch.
DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation was commissioned in 2004 by the Lincoln Center Festival; Spoleto Festival USA; Weiner Festwochen; and the Festival d’Automne a Paris. It was the artist’s first large-scale multimedia performance piece, and has been performed in venues around the world, from the Sydney Festival to the Herod Atticus Amphitheater, more than fifty times. The DVD version of Rebirth of a Nation was released by Anchor Bay Films/Starz Media in 2008.
Ticket price is $15 for adults, $10 for students; order online using the "Purchase Tickets" button above, call the box office at 541-265-2787, or visit the box office at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
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