CORVALLIS, Ore. – New York-based composer, artist and author Paul Miller, also known as DJ Spooky, will perform “Heart of a Forest,” a multimedia show inspired by seasonal artist residencies at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, in four Oregon cities Nov. 6-11.
Miller, a composer, multimedia artist and author, will mix live, recorded and electronic music with aerial video of Oregon forests, along with an on-stage conversation with a forest ecologist during the performances. The score, which was debuted and recorded with the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble earlier this year, explores spring, summer, fall and winter through sound and imagery.
The "Heart of a Forest" tour is a collaboration between the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word at OSU and the four regional host organizations. Show ticket prices vary by location.
The show schedule is:
- 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph. Co-hosted by Fishtrap; for additional information, visit www.fishtrap.org.
- 7 p.m. Nov. 9, in Cheatham Hall at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Co-hosted by the World Forestry Center; for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2eEwm2h.
- 7 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport. Co-hosted by the Newport Performing Arts Center; for more information visit http://bit.ly/2e5Omly.
- 6 p.m. Nov. 11, at the High Desert Museum in Bend. Co-hosted by the High Desert Museum; information, http://bit.ly/2eEx8Mz.
Funding for the events was provided by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.
In addition to his work as a composer, Miller is also a multimedia artist and author whose work has appeared at the Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Andy Warhol Museum, the Whitney Biennial and others.
Miller spent 2012-2013 as the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and has collaborated with a diverse array of popular musicians, including Yoko Ono, Chuck D and Thurston Moore. His website is: http://djspooky.com/