ACA composer Scott L. Miller has been named a McKnight Composer Fellow for 2013. One of the biggest and most competitive awards for composers in Minnesota, this year's winners are: Randy Bauer, Scott Miller, Joshua Musikantow and David Evan Thomas. The unrestricted cash award ($25,000) is granted to composer winners who live and work in Minnesota, have made a significant artistic contribution to their community and who plan to continue their artistic growth in Minnesota.
Miller's new work, Consortia received its premiere last weekend at Studio Z in St. Paul. Composed for
interactive-electronics and unspecified ensemble, it was performed
by the combined forces of the Flying Forms Baroque Ensemble and
Zeitgeist, as part of the concert
series Early Inspirations, featuring performances of current music inspired by music of the distant past.
Scott Miller is a composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works frequently performed at venues and in exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. His music has been described as 'not for the faint-hearted listener' (Juliet Patterson, mnartists.org) and 'inspir[ing] real hope & optimism for the future of electroacoustic music.' (Simon Cummings, 5against4.com). Known for his interactive electroacoustic chamber music and