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Caroline Louise Miller is a US composer based in Portland, Oregon. Her work broadly explores affect, ecology, labor politics, tactility, and digital materiality, often addressing contemporary issues within dreamlike musical spaces that thread field recordings, shimmering textures, and romantic melodic lines through harsh noise and clattering dissonances. She has most recently received grants, fellowships, and commissions through Alarm Will Sound, SPLICE Ensemble with funding from Chamber Music America, Guerilla Opera, Transient Canvas, and Ensemble Adapter. In 2018 she won the ISB/David Walter Composition Competition for Hydra Nightingale, created with improvisor and bassist Kyle Motl. Other projects include whistle-session hijacker, a collection of acousmatic/instrumental hip-hop crossover tracks. C.L.M.'s music appears across the U.S. and internationally. Caroline is Assistant Professor of Music in Sonic Arts at Portland State University, and holds a Ph.D in Music from UC San Diego.

 

 


CURRENT

Here-There, experimental documentary, with Alarm Will Sound and collaborator Stefani Byrd.

Lead Researcher, US West Coast @ Sonic Matter Festival 2021 _OPENLAB

Lucky Skies, for Jesse Orth, Tuba, premiere in Summer 2022

 

NEWS

 

November 2020: My theatrical work Ofelia's Life Dream was reimagined as a short film, directed by Laine Rettmer, produced by Guerilla Opera and starring Aliana de la Guardia.

 

Impressions of the Sky from Underwater, commissioned by Transient Canvas for their 2020—2021 season.

 

 

Territories, Refrains, a collaboration with Ensemble Adapter. Berlin, February 2020. For this work, I transcribed the sounds of fauna from diverse ecosystems worldwide, including many species of insects, wild dogs, birds, and frogs.