Events

April 13 2017 | 8pm
Human Exoskeletons
ARCUS collective
DiMenna Center
New York, New York

April 14 2017 | 8pm
Human Exoskeletons
ARCUS collective
Fleisher Art Memorial
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 14 2017 | 8pm
Hydra Nightingale
for bassist Kyle Motl
XX
UCSD Experimental Theater
La Jolla, California

May 13 2017 | 8pm
Vivarium
SPOR festival
Teater Katapult@Godsbanen
Aarhus, Denmark

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

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

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

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

Caroline Louise Miller, Composer & Sound Artist

Current Projects

My newest work Vivarium premiered at Denmark's annual SPOR festival, located in Aarhus. It was performed by myself and Anna Jalving. Amplified pomegranates are dissected with hand tools, medical instruments, and 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

The sound was designed in collaboration with composer/producer Francisco Eme, for Lyndsay Bloom's breathtaking film installation about high-altitude crater lakes in Central Mexico. We largely used field recordings that Francisco took in Mexico City. The installation won GLAMFA's Best in Show Award!