Terra Nova – The Antarctica Suite
DJ Spooky/Paul D. Miller’s next large scale multimedia performance work will be an acoustic portrait of a rapidly changing continent. The Antarctic Suite transforms Miller’s first person encounter with the harsh, dynamic landscape into multimedia portraits with music composed from the different geographies that make up the land mass. Miller’s field recordings from a portable studio, set up to capture the acoustic qualities of Antarctic ice forms, reflect a changing and even vanishing environment under duress. Coupled with visual material from Getty Images’ vast collection, The Antarctic Suite is a seventy minute performance, creating a unique and powerful moment around man’s relationship with nature.
The Antarctic Suite follows Miller’s highly acclaimed performance work DJ Spooky’s Rebirth of a Nation, which he has performed in Athens, London, Rome, Paris, Sydney, Auckland, New York, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, The University of Michigan, and at numerous other festivals, universities and theaters. The DVD of Rebirth of a Nation will be released by Starz Media (The Simpsons, King of the Hill…) in early 2008.