Events

March 1, 2017:
Hydra Nightingale
for bassist Kyle Motl
Subtropics Biennial
Miami, Florida

March 18, 2017:
Elliptic
Inoo-Kallay Duo
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
Pasadena, California.

March 31, 2017:
Elliptic
SPLICE ensemble
SCI National Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan

April 1, 2017:
Texture, Materiality and Sensation in Digital Musical Production of Electronic Dance Music Subgenres
SCI National Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan

April 9, 2017:
AXALAPAZCOS
with Lyndsay Bloom and Francisco Eme
Immersion@Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California

April 13, 2017:
Human Exoskeletons
ARCUS collective
DiMenna Center Benzaquen Hall
NYC, New York

April 14, 2017:
Human Exoskeletons
ARCUS collective
Fleisher Art Memorial
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

May 13, 2017
Vivarium
SPOR festival
Aarhus, Denmark

Caroline Louise Miller, Composer & Sound Artist

Current Projects

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!