Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician
working in New York.
His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum,
Raygun, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, and a host of other periodicals. Miller's
first collection of essays, Rhythm Science, was published by MIT Press in April
2004, and was included in several year-end lists of the best books of 2004,
including the Guardian (UK) and Publishers Weekly. Sound Unbound, a collection
of writing about sound art, digital media, and contemporary composition with
writings from Brian Eno, Jonathan Lethem, Chuck D, Steve Reich, Cory Doctorow,
Saul Williams, Pierre Boulez, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jaron Lanier, Moby, and many
others, edited by Miller, came out on MIT Press early 2008.
But even with all this, Miller is most well known under the
moniker of his "constructed persona" as "DJ Spooky That
Subliminal Kid". Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and has
collaborated a wide variety of musicians and composers such as Iannis Xenakis,
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Kool Keith
a.k.a. Doctor Octagon, Pierre Boulez, Killa Priest from Wu-Tang Clan,
Steve Reich, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth among many others. He
also composed and recorded the music score for the Cannes and Sundance Award winning film Slam,
starring critically acclaimed poet Saul Williams.
Miller continues to add to his creative output across a
broad cultural spectrum. He traveled to Antarctica in December 2007 to gather
sonic and visual materials for his next large scale work Terra Nova: The
Antarctic Suite, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave
Festival, Dartmouth College, and Change Performing Arts in Milan. Meanwhile, the DVD
version of Rebirth of a Nation is set for mid 2008 release by Starz Media.
Miller continues his globe-trotting series of live events; playing at festivals
from France to Japan to Mexico City; performing
solo, with chamber groups, and with orchestras; and giving talks at prominent
universities and conferences.