Caroline Louise Miller, Composer & Sound Artist
I am preparing a new work entitled Vivarium for Denmark's annual SPOR festival, located in Aarhus. Performers dissect amplified fleshy fruits with hand tools, medical instruments, and their fingers to explore a bizarre spectrum between the surgical and the orgiastic. Fruit, as an everyday substance of desire, consumption, and nourishment, opens a window into lives of matter that are animated by human experimentation, obsession, and sensuality.
How to Survive a 100-hour Workweek
This new musical theater work premiered at Stanford and UCSD in October 2016. It 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, among other sound.
Sound Design for AXALAPAZCOS project
I designed the sound, in collaboration with composer/producer Francisco Eme, for Lyndsay Bloom's breathtaking film installation about high-altitude crater lakes in Central Mexico. We won GLAMFA's Best in Show Award!