DJ Spooky

DJ Spooky

Composer, artist and writer

DJ Spooky

The Future of Love Music

Music and love have often been mirror expressions of the most complex and ambiguous aspects of what it means to be human. DJ Spooky will explore this theme with an overview of how DJ culture has inherited the many faceted topic with exaltation in song and image and where it’s headed in the next decades to come.

About DJ Spooky

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 Wien in Vienna, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Miami/Art Basel fair, and many other museums and galleries.

His 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, he was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, an honor recognising visionaries at the forefront of global problem solving. Upcoming projects and recent releases include Peace Symphony, commissioned by UN Peace Boat, a new work for Dartmouth College, the CD/DVD of Rebirth of a Nation on Cantaloupe Music, a new dancehall/reggae remix release from VP Records, and the publication of his fourth book The Imaginary App from MIT Press.