October 23rd, 2010
DJ Spooky shows off his apple computer and ipad before he start of his performance at the Triple Door Saturday night.
As the Earshot Jazz Festival continues to roll along into its second week, in one of the most intriguing offerings of the week, multimedia innovator and conceptualist DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller teamed up with the Seattle Symphony’s own wunderkind Joshua Roman, (below picture) and the sparkling Seattle-based string quartet of violinists Gennady Filimonov and Irene Mitri, violist Michael Lieberman, and cellist Paige Stockley, (pictured at bottom) to perform DJ Spooky’s compositions “North/South” and “Ice Music,” as well as a solo cello piece written especially for Roman.
“That subliminal kid,” DJ Spooky has released numerous solo albums and recorded with musicians from all genres, including Slayer’s Dave Lombardo, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and Mike Ladd. In 2002 he contributed to Thirsty Ear’s Blue Series with Optometry, which featured New York jazzmen Matthew Shipp, William Parker, and Guillermo E. Brown.
His eclectic career reaches far beyond his extensive discography; he has also published a collection of essays on the aesthetics of electronic music, Rhythm Science, and his media works have appeared in museums and galleries across the world, including the prestigious Venice Biennale for Architecture in 2000.
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