The ‘Cac in ELLE’s 25
Every year ELLE magazine compiles a list of 25 cultural events for readers to pay attention to. This year’s ELLE 25 shines a spotlight on two notable ‘Cac alumni.
Here’s how ELLE frames their hype of DJ Spooky:
“He’s collaborated with Metallica, composed a contemporary score to the controversial 1915 film Birth of a Nation, and explored the planet’s remotest locales…”–this last bit in reference to Miller’s multimedia work surrounding the continent of Antarctica.
“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 historic, scientific, and geographical visual material, Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica is a seventy minute performance, creating a unique and powerful moment around man’s relationship with nature,” explains Miller’s website.
In 2011 he released a vast, contemplative book titled The Book of Ice.
Here’s a taste of Miller’s art:
ELLE also trumpets the release of Every Story Is A Ghost Story, D.T. Max’s biography of the late David Foster Wallace (Amherst ’85). Wallace’s talent is far from forgotten; this November, Little, Brown will release a collection of Wallace’s essays titled Both Flesh And Not, says ELLE.