Events

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June 8, 2019 | 11am
Hydra Nightingale
Christie Echols @ ISB Convention
Jacobs School of Music
University of Indiana
Bloomington, IN

 

June 26, 2019
Screening of SEA SOAR
Original score for
Film by Lyndsay Bloom
@Monograph
Calgary, Alberta; Canada

 

June 27, 2019
Premiere of Ansible
Sam Wells, Keith Kirchoff, Adam Vidiksis
SPLICE Institute 2019
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo

 

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May 24, 2019 | 8:00pm
Lechuguilla
Electronics improv
with Alexandria Smith,
artist in residence
& with Kathryn Shulmeister, bass
Billy Martin, drums
Kieran McAuliffe, electric guitar
The Stone
New York, New York

 

May 23, 2019 | 8:30pm
Lechuguilla + Spelunking
Performing electronics
with Alexandria Smith,
artist in residence
The Stone
New York, New York

 

April 20 2019 | 7pm
Hydra Nightingale
Christie Echols, bass recital
Hartford, CT

April 12 2019 | 8pm
"Tales from the Wasteland"
Dark, humorous, and strange
musical acts from across
the Multiverse.
Experimental Theater@UCSD
La Jolla, CA

 

April 9 2019 | 7pm
Spelunking
with Alexandria Smith
on XX, curated with Fernanda Navarro
Performances and intermedia
works by women
Experimental Theater@UCSD
La Jolla, CA

 

March 22, 2019 | 2:30 pm
Winter Hawthorn @ SEAMUS 2019
with Amy Advocat, clarinet
Berklee College & Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA

 

March 18 2019 | 7pm
"Biomes: a musical life-form tour"
Experimental Theater @ UCSD
Kyle Motl, Contrabass
Alexandria Smith, Trumpet
Ilana Waniuk, Violin
Mari Kawamura, Piano
Teresa Díaz de Cossio, Bass flute
La Jolla, California

 

December 6–8 2018
Subsong @ sound & film bar
Heroines of Sound Festival
Berlin, Germany

 

November 15 2018
Reductionism is a dirty word
Forest Collective Gala
Australian Institute of Music
Melbourne, Australia

 

November 5 2018
Subsong
Electroacoustic Surround Sound Concert
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo

 

September 30 2018 | 8pm
Subsong
presented by Bushwick Open Studios @ MISE-EN_PLACE
Brooklyn, New York

 

July 26 2018 | 7pm
Premiere of Musica Ficta
with Tick Tock, Celeste Oram, and Alex Taylor
Darmstadt Summer Course
Workshop "Discontinuity"
Kunsthalle Darmstadt
Germany

 

July 18 2018 | 2pm
Hydra Nightingale
Kyle Motl
Open Space, Lichtenbergschule
Darmstadt Summer Course
Germany

 

July 6 & 7 2018 | 7:30pm
Berceuse et Jeux
Presented by Forest Collective
Church of All Nations
180 Palmerston Street Carlton 3153
Melbourne, Australia

 

May 11 2018 | 7pm
Hydra Nightingale
Kyle Motl@University Art Gallery
La Jolla, California

 

April 29 2018 | 2pm
Subsong
NWEAMO
San Diego State University

 

April 13 2018 | 5pm
Subsong
SD Soundings Festival, XX
Experimental Theater@UCSD

 

March 29-31 2018
Subsong for fixed media
Paper presentation: "Texture, Materiality, and Sensation in the Digital Production of Electronic Dance Music Subgenres"
SEAMUS conference
University of Oregon

 

March 16 2018
Elliptic
SPLICE Ensemble@BEAMSfest
Brandeis University
Boston, MA

 

March 10 2018 | 7pm
Soma, Intermedia performance with
Lyndsay Bloom
on Audiographs II
with João Pedro Oliveira
and Gaspar Peralta
San Diego Art Institute

 

March 2, 2018
Subsong
Festival of Contemporary Art Music
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

 

January 27 2018 | 8pm
Elliptic
SPLICE Ensemble@SPLICE festival
Dalton Recital Hall
Western Michigan University

 

October 27 2017
Premiere of Subsong
Experimental Theater
UC San Diego

 

September 24 2017
Elliptic
SPLICE Ensemble
Strange Beautiful Music 10
Detroit, Michigan

 

September 22 2017 | 5pm
Hydra Nightingale
Kyle Motl
UC San Diego

 

June 17 2017 | 8pm
Hydra Nightingale
Kyle Motl
Scholes Street Studio
New York, New York

 

June 15 2017 | 7:30pm
Elliptic
SPLICE Ensemble
SPLICE institute
Western Michigan University

 

June 3 2017 | 8pm
Tarantella Carbine
Synchromy
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Pasadena, California

 

May 26 2017 | 8pm
Hydra Nightingale
Kyle Motl
Center for New Music
San Francisco, California

 

May 13 2017 | 8pm
Vivarium
Performed with Anna Jalving
SPOR festival
Aarhus, Denmark

 

Caroline Louise Miller
composition & sound design

Current Projects

Animal Sound Cultures project, with Ensemble Adapter, premiere in Berlin, winter 2020. Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Harp.

Trumpet and electronics duo project, with Alexandria Smith. Inspired by caves: bottomless pits, giant crystal formations, bioluminescence.

Touching Landscapes project, video & music, to be filmed on train from San Diego to Los Angeles.

News

Alexandria Smith and I recently performed our duo project at The Stone, curated by John Zorn, as part of her May residency. We premiered our collaborative piece Lechuguilla there, and performed its sister work Spelunking.


 

Animal Sound Cultures

2019/2020, I'll be starting a new collaboration with Berlin-based Ensemble Adapter, as part of Adoptions 2019. I'm excited to spend time with a number of zoological field recording archives, including Macauley Library and the
recently launched Yellowstone Sound Library.

 

Ansible

SPLICE Ensemble recently premiered Ansible, a 30-minute work based on the science fiction writing of Ursula K. Le Guin, at SPLICE Institute 2019. SPLICE Ensemble is Sam Wells, trumpet; Keith Kirchoff, piano; and Adam Vidiksis, percussion. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.


Grand Prize @ ISB Composition Competition

Hydra Nightingale, a work I created in collaboration with bassist and improviser Kyle Motl, recently won the ISB/David Walter Composition Competition, Grand Prize, Solo Bass Division. It will be performed at the 2019 ISB convention at the Jacobs School of Music, University of Indiana.

 

Subsong

Subsong is influenced by future bass, glitch pop, and acousmatic music. I recorded many of the singing and clapping samples in an enclosed space of smooth concrete, on Laguna Mountain, Southern California. Sounds of the voice and body percussion are pulverized, distorted, and squeezed through claustrophobic and cavernous spaces, digital nightmares and underground bunkers.