June 17, 2016:
Sadismusic I for solo violin and 8.1 electronics
Performed by Maja Cerar
Abrons Arts Center
New York, New York.

July 1, 2016:
Jungles: Remix
SEAM-Festival/Studio für Elektroakustische Music
Weimar, Germany.

October 7 and 8, 2016:
How to Survive a 100-Hour Workweek premiere
Kallisti Ensemble
UC San Diego
La Jolla, California.

October 16 and 17, 2016:
How to Survive a 100-Hour Workweek
Kallisti Ensemble
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California.

November 4, 2016:
Sound Masses for Dark Times
Hillary(Jean Young)2016
Che Cafe
La Jolla, California.

January 19, 2017:
Public talk and live performance
Gearheads series
SDAI Project Space
San Diego, California

January 23–February 1, 2017:
AXALAPAZCOS, installation with filmmaker Lyndsay Bloom, collaborator Francisco Eme, and limnologists Elva Escobar and Javier Alcocer.
Long Beach, California

Caroline Louise Miller, Composer & Sound Artist

Current Projects

My new opera, How to Survive a 100-Hour Workweek, recently premiered at Stanford and UCSD. This work explores bodily and vocal relationships to labor, institutional discipline, and glitch in late capitalism. Laborers (played by Hillary Jean Young, Ashley Cutright, and Jonathan Nussman) struggle to stay afloat amidst snippets of inspirational advice from iconic voices and lifestyle video bloggers. The ending chorus, To Choke, unfolds in a surreal soundscape composed of church organ, arctic seals, a Sibelius symphony, and a marching band playing Christmas hymns, amongst other sound.

Sound Design for AXALAPAZCOS project

I am excited to be designing the sound, in collaboration with composer/producer Francisco Eme, for Lyndsay Bloom's breathtaking film installation about high-altitude crater lakes in Central Mexico. Lyndsay recently received a Russell Grant to help fund this project.


Reductionism is a dirty word performed July 15th, 2015 at SoundSCAPE festival. Starring: Naomi Johnson, flute; Tristan McKay, piano; and Matt Kline, contrabass.

from Caroline Louise Miller on Vimeo. Videography by SALT arts documentation.