DJ SPOOKY BIOGRAPHY

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. Miller has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall, debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae.

His large-scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Seoul Counterpoint, written during his 2014 residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts. His multimedia project Sonic Web premiered at San Francisco’s Internet Archive in 2019. He was the inaugural artist-in-residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s The Met Reframed, 2012-2013.

In 2014, he was named National Geographic Emerging Explorer. He produced Pioneers of African American Cinema, a collection of the earliest films made by African American directors, released in 2015. Miller’s artwork has appeared in the Whitney Biennial, The Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries.

His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and; The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world. His writing has been published by The Village VoiceThe Source, and Artforum, and he was the first founding Executive Editor of Origin Magazine.

DJ Spooky by Richard Avedon
PHOTO BY RICHARD AVEDON

credit: 이관형 2014
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DJ SPOOKY AT EARTH DAY 2009, WASHINGTON, DC


PHOTO BY LYLE ASHTON HARRIS

PHOTO BY TAMAR LEVINE


DJ SPOOKY WITH AI WEI WEI (& Origin Magazine)

DJ Spooky Photo archive by Danielle Levitt
credit: Danielle Levitt
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credit: Becky Yee
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credit: Lyle Owerko
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credit: Lyle Owerko
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credit: Ami Mills
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credit: Mike Figgis
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credit: Tobin Poppenberg
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“Rebirth Of a Nation”
at the Herod Atticus Amphitheater, Athens, Greece
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DJ Spooky/Novara Jazz Festival 2007
credit: Giancarlo Minelli
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“Rebirth Of A Nation” – Chicago
© Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Photographer: Michael Raz-Russo. Used by permission
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credit: Tamar Levine
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DJ Spooky – Tate Modern Gallery,
London 2006
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DJ Spooky/Milan, Italy
credit: Roberto Masotti
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Photo by Cy Jo, Beijing, 2009
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Photo by Cy Jo, Beijing, 2009
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