Scott L. Miller & Dan Lippel
Raba CD/DVD Release Show
March 10, 2018
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$15 / $10 students and seniors
Admission includes a free copy of the Raba CD
A concert at Studio Z in Lowertown, St. Paul celebrating the release of Scott L. Miller's Raba (available on New Focus Recordings, March 16). Guitarist Dan Lippel will perform works from the CD and film premieres from the Raba DVD will be screened. Limited Edition DVDs of the Raba audio-visual pieces will be for sale ($20). Audience members will also have an opportunity to experience the Virtual Reality studio version of the title piece. An evening of immersive audio, video, and comfort food.
This activity is made possible through a grant from the Central Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to funds provided by The McKnight Foundation.
Scott Miller is a composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works, “a true force on the avant- ambient scene' (Classical-Modern Review) and 'inspir[ing] real hope & optimism for the future of electroacoustic music.' (5against4.com). Known for his interactive electroacoustic chamber music and ecosystemic performance pieces, Miller has twice been named a McKnight Composer Fellow, he is a Fulbright Scholar, and his work has been recognized by numerous international arts organizations. Recordings are available on New Focus Recordings, Panoramic, Innova, Eroica, CRS, rarescale and SEAMUS, and his music is published by ACA (American Composers Alliance), Tetractys, and Jeanné.
Miller is a Professor of Music at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, where he teaches composition, electroacoustic music and theory. He is currently President of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS). He holds degrees from The University of Minnesota, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the State University of New York at Oneonta, and has studied composition at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute and the Centre de Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis.
Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” (New York Times) and a "formidable guitarist" (Chicago Magazine) enjoys a diverse career that ranges through solo performances, innovative recording projects, and collaborations in diverse contexts. He has been the resident guitarist for acclaimed new music group the International Contemporary Ensemble since 2005, and a guest with many ensembles as well, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, and counter(induction, as well as being a founding member of new music quartet Flexible Music. Recent recital highlights include the Sinus Ton Festival (Germany), the New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Triangle (N.C.) classical guitar societies, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Cleveland International Guitar Festival (CIM). As a chamber musician, Lippel has performed at the Macau Music Festival (China), the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Aspekte Festival (Austria), Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brasil), Ojai Music Festival, and Zankel and Weill Halls at Carnegie Hall, among others. Lippel has recorded for several labels including Kairos, Wergo, Innova, Tzadik, New Focus, Bridge, Albany, Centaur, and Starkland. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, under the guidance of David Starobin, writing his dissertation on the guitar works of Mario Davidovsky.
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