Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue February 4, 2014

How DJ Spooky Turns Ice Into Music

DJ Spooky
Credit J.D. Lasica / Creative Commons
Tom Hall talks with multimedia artist DJ Spooky.

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a multimedia artist who works as a composer, editor, and author. He has developed music, film and experimental projects with a number of artists from across the United States and the world. This spring, he is an artist-in-residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art here in Baltimore. He’s teaching a course at MICA, and working on a new multimedia opera that will receive its premiere in the fall of this year. DJ Spooky joins Tom Hall to talk about what drives his music and creativity.

Last season, he was the first person to serve as an artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His album “Of Water and Ice,” grew out of that residency. You can listen to it here.

DJ Spooky is hosting a series of film screenings at MICA. The next one is tonight at 7:30 in Falvey Hall at the Brown Center on the Campus of MICA in Baltimore. He’ll lead a discussion after the screening of a 2013 film by Cullen Hoback called Terms and Conditions May Apply. Learn more here.

Produced by Matt Purdy.