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. His written work has been published by The Village Voice, The Source, and Artforum, among others, and he is the Editor of Origin Magazine. Miller’s work has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries. Miller’s award-winning book “Rhythm Science” was published by MIT Press 2004, and was followed by “Sound Unbound,” an anthology about electronic music and digital media, in 2008. “The Book of Ice”, an experiential visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, was published in 2011 by Random House.

Miller has collaborated with a vast array of recording artists, ranging from Metallica to Chuck D; Steve Reich to Yoko Ono. His large scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival 2009, and “Seoul Counterpoint”, written during his residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. Miller was the first Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he premiered his work “A Civil War Symphony” in 2013. In 2014, Miller was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognizing visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving.  Recent projects include “Peace Symphony,” commissioned by UN Peace Boat, “Hidden Code,” a new planetarium show commissioned by Dartmouth College in collaboration with Museum of Science Boston, “Forest Symphony” commissioned by Oregon State University, the CD/DVD of “Rebirth of a Nation” on Cantaloupe Music, and the publication of his fourth book “The Imaginary App” from MIT Press.

Miller is the 2017-2018 recipient of the The Hewlett 50 Arts Commission Award which will support the creation of “Sonic Web,” a multimedia performance and an installation based on the history and evolution of the internet, which will premiere at San Francisco’s Internet Archive in January 2019. Upcoming album releases include “Phantom Dancehall” with premier reggae label VP Records and his first blockchain album “The Invisible Hand” commissioned by SingularDTV.


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 by Richard Avedon
PHOTO BY RICHARD AVEDON

credit: 이관형 2014
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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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