Dennis H. Miller, Professor of Music at Northeastern University, will have two new visual works appear on an 80-foot Marquee in front of the Massachusetts Convention Center later this month. Miller’s Re-formation and Multithreaded will appear in rotation with works Miller created for earlier rounds of the project and with those of other noted visual artists.
The marquee offers more than 3,000 square feet of display area on seven screens, providing full-motion video capability and is viewed by more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists daily. This stunning new icon is visible for half a mile in many directions, and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress Streets as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center. More information may be found at http://www.artonthemarquee.com/
Prof. Miller’s work is being screened regularly around the world. His 3 Studies After Kandinsky (2013) was selected from over 370 films from 46 countries to be featured at an international festival of Visual Music in Iceland later this month, and Miller will also participate in a Question and Answer session after the screening. 3 Studies After Kandinsky will also be featured at the new Hall of Cultural Space Los Gallegos of Mar del Plata, Argentina, as part of a project called “Image and Resonance.” In 2013, his work was screened in Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Montana among others.
Dennis Miller received his Doctorate in Music Composition from Columbia University and is the founder of Northeastern’s Music Technology program. His mixed-media compositions, which combine his own original music and animation, have been performed on concerts and festivals throughout the world, most recently at Design Indaba Africa (Cape Town, South Africa), the New York Digital Salon Traveling Exhibit, Abstracta International Abstract Cinema Exhibition (Cairo, Egypt), Images du Nouveau Monde, CYNet Art Festival (Dresden, GR), Videoex Festival (Zurich SWZ), the Cuban International Festival of Music, the Magmart International Festival of Video Art (Naples, IT) and the Gijon International Festival of Video Art (Gijon, Spain). They are available for preview at his website www.dennismiller.neu.edu. Miller was an Associate Editor of Electronic Musician magazine for ten years and is the founder and artistic director of the Visual Music Marathon. He lives in the suburbs of Boston with his wife, cat and six computers (not counting the portable).
Miller’s artworks illustrate principles of organization and development drawn from musical composition that are applied to the visual imagery. He uses modern 3D animation and painting programs in conjunction with software for direct synthesis of electronic sound to create the material for each piece.