|[“Imaginary Landscape”] really set the tone for how you can think
about prototypes for DJ culture and the way you can think about
the found sound, found memory, and indeterminate processes.”
Piece 1: John Cage’s Imaginary Landscape #4
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, is an electronic and experimental hip hop musician whose work is often called by critics or his fans as “illbient” or “trip hop”. He is a composer, media artist, turntablist, producer, philosopher, and author.
In 2012-2013 he was the first artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He’s produced and composed work for Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore, and scores of artists and award-winning films.
Miller’s work as a media artist has appeared in the Whitney Biennial; The Venice Biennial for Architecture, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunsthalle, Vienna; The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and many other museums and galleries.
| “The Tone Poem for Harlem? You can never really say the sound
does not tell you where you are”
Piece 2: Duke Ellington’s A Tone Poem Parallel to Harlem
|DJ Spooky – Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica|| “The Jamaican aesthetic really held the DNA for so much of what’s
going on, [… for] things that are crucial to us in the 21st century.”
Piece 3: Lee Scratch Perry’s Blackboard Jungle Dub