“RACE FILMS”: THE BLACK FILM INDUSTRY THAT TOLD BLACK STORIES IN CINEMA’S EARLIEST DAYS

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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.

PAUL D. MILLER, A.K.A. DJ SPOOKY, UNSPOOLS THE COMPLICATED HISTORY OF AN ALTERNATIVE HOLLYWOOD DEDICATED TO TELLING AFRICAN AMERICAN STORIES. PLUS: READ WHAT CRITICS SAID ABOUT THE FILMS AT THE TIME.

For Black History Month, DJ Spooky was commissioned to make a list of foundational films that he felt spoke to the history of African American cinema in film.

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New Sounds #4156: Four Millers And A Stone

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There’s music by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, and music by drummer, composer, and bandleader, Allison Miller. Also, hear sound art by Minnesota-based Scott L. Miller, and Paganini arranged by Liszt, recomposed by New York-based Scott D. Miller. Plus, a work by computer music composer Carl Stone.

DJ Spooky’s music with Kronos Quartet was featured on Jon Schaefer’s legendary show New Sounds, along with Bang on A Can, Laurie Anderson, and others.

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ART + TECHNOLOGY

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DJ Spooky has participated in a series curated by Bloomberg Media and Hyundai Technologies for their inaugural ART + TECHNOLOGY Series. The other participants are renowned video artist from China, Lu Yang and James Coupe.

DJ Spooky in Residence at Georgetown University

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Sponsored by the Georgetown University Departments of African American Studies and Performing Arts and the Racial Justice Institute

The Racial Justice: Art(s) and Activism lecture series, honors Georgetown University’s recent initiative to highlight art, activism and racial justice by focusing on work by literary, visual and performance artists whose art serves the ongoing struggle to produce new forms of racial freedom.

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