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Michael

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Michael

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Kansas City Performing Media Festival

Composer Michael Miller and video artist Eric Souther, in conjunction with Charlotte Street Foundation, present: Emergence of Post-Human Cartographies, an evening of audio-visual works, performed by improvisational electronica quartet, Mnemosyne. Kansas City Performing Media Festival (KC PMF) takes place on September 29th at Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery (1000 W. 25th St, Kansas City, MO). The event will take place during Open Spaces, Kansas City’s bi-annual outdoor-indoor contemporary art exhibition. Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to combine the unusual and eclectic spirit of Kansas City’s performing arts scene with national contributors and ideas.

In the course of the evening, concertgoers will experience an entirely immersive audio-visual environment, which utilizes eight-channel surround sound, and panoramic video projection mapped to all walls and surfaces within La Esquina Gallery. Embedded within this environment, commissioned collaborative works by Kansas City composers and visual artists will be presented side by side with those submitted to a national call for works.

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Bio


Bio


About

Michael Miller is a composer, bass clarinetist, and educator based in the Kansas City area. As an avid performer, he strongly believes in the aesthetics of the composer-performer and his compositions are informed from a performer's perspective. Michael's body of works are influenced by an eclectic collection of styles and genres including, but not limited to, jazz, rock, Persian dastgāh, death metal, and hip hop. Michael has received commissions from Keith Kirchoff and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, the California E.A.R. Unit, Music from China, and violist Katrin Meidell, among others. His works have been performed by Mnemosyne Quartet, Hillary Sametz, Richard Prior and the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, and Embryonic Noise! Michael has received grants from multiple Kansas City organizations such as the Charlotte Street Foundation, Art in the Loop, and ArtSounds—a collaboration between the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute.
Full Bio and CV here

News


News


News:


Michael's work Fragmented Realities will be performed at the SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States) 2018 National Conference!

Michael Was recently featured in Chamber Music Magazine, for his current commission with Quince Contemporary Ensemble. Here's the excerpt here, and the full mag here.

Michael's Work Fragmented Realities was featured in Original Gravity's Podcast. Check it out!

Read this amazing review of his work Fragmented Realties, which he performed out at Indiana University with Mnemosyne Quartet!

Miller is the recent recipient of a Foundation For Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant!

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Performances


Performances



@ The Haircutecture, KCMO

February 16, 2018

@ SEAMUS National Conference, Eugene Oregon

March 29, 2018



Second Nature Ensemble @ The Uptown Arts bar

December, 2017


NewEar Chamber Ensemble, @ Central UMC

December, 2017


Mnemosyne Quartet w/ Davis and Harte @ NightBlooms Bookstore

November, 2017


Electronic Music Midwest (EMM) @ KcKCc

September, 2017


Second Nature Ensemble @ Westport Coffee House

August, 2017


Kansas City Contemporary Music Festival @ The Bauer

May 2017


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Recent Works


Recent Works


Recent Works

 

Guthrie Songs

Commissioned by Quince Ensemble for 4 female voices 

2018

 

2017

Rydeen

Viola and Saxophone

Fragmented Realities

Performance Installation. Mnemosyne Quartet  with Eric Souther, video Artist

 

2016

Story Time With Russell: Something Wicked This Way Comes

narrator, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, live processing, and fixed media. 

Transient Harmony

Performance Installation. Mnemosyne Quartet, interactive performance on the Kansas City Street Car. 

 

2015

Nicodemus: The Beds are Burning Again

PIANO CONCERTO

Copper Birds

STRING TRIO

Analog Drift

IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION

Anomalous City

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION

My Trip to The Kansas City Zoo:

flute, 2 alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, fixed media.

 

2014

Arapaima

ZHONGHU AND BASS CLARINET

Migratory Sounds 

Performance Installation. Mnemosyne Quartet. Sound Installation at Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park, 4 channels.

Michrochromatic

INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION

2013