Brown welcomes Distinguished Media Innovator, DJ Spooky
Every year, Brown seek new ways to connect research with leading media innovators, and we are happy to announce that we named DJ Spooky, aka That Subliminal Kid, Paul D. Miller, as the Brown Distinguished Media Innovator for 2017.
DJ Spooky’s work ranges from creating the first DJ app to producing an impactful DVD anthology about the “Pioneers of African American Cinema”. According to a New York Times review, “there has never been a more significant video release than Pioneers of African-American Cinema.” The prolific innovator and artist also created 13 music albums and is about to release a fourteenth. Called “Phantom Dancehall”, it is an intense mix of hip hop, Jamaican ska and dancehall culture. Paul D. Miller will engage in Brown-related collaborations all year, and his residency will culminate in a week-long series of lectures, workshops and performances at Stanford University starting April 10, 2017.
DJ Spooky’s lectures are part of the new Brown Institute Lecture series at Stanford, which we launch with Internet pioneer and founder of archive.org Brewster Kahle on October 11, 2016.
Richard Wagner’s (1813-1883) operas and conceptual writings remain some of the most influential works of the last two centuries. With their complexity, abstract harmonies and deeply elaborate use of leitmotifs, Wagner set the tone for how we think about composition and multiple interpretations of set design, architecture, and the complete use of music to create a virtual tableau for 21st century digital media. It’s been argued that he is essentially the first multimedia composer.
Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, the innovative research structure at the University of Bayreuth, have invited Paul D. Miller to explore some of the deep structural relationships between Wagner’s concepts and the tensions between his work as a composer and theoretician and the long standing controversy surrounding his career.
NEW DJ SPOOKY MUSIC VIDEO
Done in conjunction with CultureHub/Seoul Institute of the Arts, Dj Spooky made a music video featuring traditional instruments like the gayageum and Piri. Featuring Michelle Joo on violin, Gamin on Piri, and Dj Spooky playing his DJ Mixer iPad App.
Artist-in-Residence: Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is artist-in-residence at NIEA, UNSW Art & Design from
18 August till 3 September 2014.
The residency explores Miller’s projects as artist, writer and musician with a focus on the intersection of apps and design through workshops, an exhibition and presentations. These various platforms will demonstrate his engagement with sound art, digital media, and design from the viewpoint of DJ culture and its foundation in collage.Miller’s upcoming book with MIT Press entitled The Imaginary App and the exhibition at UNSW Galleries in Feral Experimental will be a central focus of the Residency. His compositions exploring environmental issues facing places as remote as The Arctic Circle, Antarctica, Nauru, and Vanuatu will be presented as part of the workshops and artist lectures.
An unprecedented Metropolitan Museum artist residency, The Met Reframed is a year-long multilayered artistic partnership. It launches in the 2012-13 season with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, a composer, multimedia artist, writer, and DJ. His recorded output includes remixes of music ranging from Wu-Tang Clan, Metallica, and Bob Marley to classical/new music legends Steve Reich and the Kronos Quartet, and he has DJ’ed major festivals including Bonnaroo and Power to the Peaceful. His work as a media artist has been featured at the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennial, and Miami/Art Basel; and his first collection of essays, Rhythm Science, was released by MIT Press in 2004, followed by Sound Unbound, an anthology of writings on electronic music and digital media (MIT Press, 2008).
“For me, it’s such an honor to work with the Met from the viewpoint of sampling,” says Paul D. Miller. “I want to make a vibrant reflection of this incredible collection of materials from all over the world. My residency will be a fun festival of ideas. From the South Pacific to Asia, from the Civil War to 3D photography, from Antarctica to environmental activism, I want to show that music and art are always in dialogue.”