Sound/Recording Workshop and Perfromance with Steven M. Miller

Event: Sound/Recording Workshop and Perfromance with Steven M. Miller

Date: 29 May 2010 - 3:00 pm


Workshop description:

An Introduction to Audio Field-Recording Techniques

This workshop will introduce some of the techniques and equipment for composers, sound artists, and audio production/post-production professionals dealing with location-based audio. Basic info on microphones, recording formats, and storage media will be combined with hands-on considerations of aural perspective, aesthetics, and production values.

Performance description:

New and Recent Works for Acoustic & Electroacoustic Environments

A concert featuring live and pre-recorded works including soundscape composition and field-recordings with live signal processing. Images of place – known and unknown – viewed through a lens of micro- and macro-interest in timbre, texture, density, and spatial configuration.

Steven M. Miller’s creative activity and background includes electroacoustic, instrumental, and vocal music; collaborative intermedia projects with photographers, film/video artists, dancers/choreographers, and actors; live performance, gallery installations, compositions for recorded media, and music and sound design for video/film/new media; audio recording and production; traditional musics of Java, Bali, the Balkans, Middle East and North Africa. He has performed in a variety of solo and ensemble contexts throughout the US and Southeast Asia, and performances and radio broadcasts of his music have occurred in North & South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

He was a founding member of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, for which he also served as a representative to the international coordinating body World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He curated and produced the Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music for 12 years; organized and co-hosted the weekly radio broadcast of contemporary music and sound art Other Voices, Other Sounds on KUNM 89.9 FM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for 8 years; curated the Atrium Sound Space ambient sound gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 2 years. His writings can be found in international journals, websites, and magazines on computer music, acoustic ecology, and world music.

As an undergraduate Miller studied electronic music and composition with Ingram Marshall and audio recording & production with Peter Randlette at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA. He completed an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, where he studied with David Rosenboom, Larry Polansky, Maggi Payne, Anthony Braxton and William Winant. In 1989-90 Miller was a Fulbright Scholar in composition, studying traditional and new music for gamelan at Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia and the Pura Mangkunegaran in Surakarta, Central Java Indonesia. In 2004-2005 he was a scholar in residence at the Columbia University Computer Music Center.

More about Steven M. Miller can be found at

Location: High Mayhem Studio, 2811 Siler Ln, Santa Fe, NM,

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