Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, will present a talk, “Sound Unbound,” at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Convocation Hall. He will perform his multimedia concert Arctic Rhythms at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Guerry Auditorium as part of the Sewanee Performing Arts Series. His multimedia exhibition "Ice Music" is on view at the University Art Gallery through October 18.
Inspired by his voyages to the Antarctic and Arctic, in “Ice Music” Miller remixes data of all kinds to forge connections between science, music, art, history, politics, and film in a creative response to the urgent environmental and political challenges of climate change. The exhibition and Friday’s talk are free and open to the public.
Originally commissioned by National Geographic, and inspired by a Sierra Club Aichilik rafting journey, Arctic Rhythms is part of a suite of music for the Arctic and Antarctica. It illuminates the environmental issues faced by the Arctic Circle through an evocative multimedia trip to the Arctic landscape, juxtaposing images with live and recorded hip-hop, electronic, and minimalist music to create an unforgettable experience.
The audience will experience the Arctic as never before through the eclectic artistry of composer, author, musician, and National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller. Long a legend in the hip-hop world as a master turntablist, Miller is a sonic artist who hears music in almost everything, from visual forms and economic theory to the great outdoors.
DJ Spooky is the executive editor of Origin magazine and 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 was the first artist-in-residence at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films.