Scott L. Miller

Biography

Scott L. 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 experimental performance pieces, Miller is a Fulbright Scholar, has three times been named a McKnight Composer Fellow, and his work has been recognized by the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Central Minnesota State Arts Board, and the MUSICA NOVA 98 International Electroacoustic Music Competition. Recordings of his music have been released on the New Focus Recordings, Innova, Panoramic, Improtest, Eroica, CRS, rarescale and SEAMUS labels.

Scott Miller is a Professor of Music at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, where he teaches composition, electroacoustic music and theory. He is currently President of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS). He holds degrees from The University of Minnesota, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the State University of New York at Oneonta, and has studied composition at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute and the Centre de Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis.

ACE Publications

43 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Scott L. Miller ACCRETION Flute, Clarinet/Bass,Clarinet,Violin,Cello,Percussion,Piano,and Fixed Media 'Electronic Sound
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Scott L. Miller ADMIRATION Variable Solo Instrument and Fixed Media Electronics
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Scott L. Miller AUTUMN ETUDE -
electronic music with video, fixed media
Scott L. Miller CHIMERA Viola (amplified) and fixed-media electronics
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Scott L. Miller CHIMERA NO. 2 Violin (Amplified) and Fixed-Media Electronics
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Scott L. Miller COINCIDENT Episode 4 Open Instrumentation
4 Parts
Scott L. Miller CONSORTIA Ensemble and Kyma Interactive Electronics
Ensemble is of variable size and instrumentation.
Scott L. Miller CONTENTS MAY DIFFER Bass Clarinet and Fixed-Media Electronics
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Scott L. Miller Détente solo interactive live-processing computer with Kyma system
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Scott L. Miller DIES SANCTIFICATUS SATB, audio fixed media
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Scott L. Miller DRESSING UP Narrator, Alto Saxophone, 2 Percussion, and Piano
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Scott L. Miller Eidolon Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Percussion, and Fixed Media
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Scott L. Miller ELEGY - Terezin Clarinet in B-Flat, Cello, and Piano
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Scott L. Miller ENGINES OF... -
String Orchestra and Fixed-media Electronics
Scott L. Miller EVERY PROBLEM IS A NAIL -
pno and fixed-media electronics
Scott L. Miller FORTH AND BACK Soprano, Clarinet (Doubling Bass Clarinet), 2 Percussion, Piano
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Scott L. Miller FROST PERFORMS ITS SECRET MINISTRY flute, guitar, electronics (Max triggered fixed media cues)
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Scott L. Miller HAIKU, INTERRUPTED -
solo instrument and interactive electronics (Kyma)
Scott L. Miller HILLTOP AT MONTALVO Fixed-media electronics
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Scott L. Miller Jardins Mécaniques 4 instruments and interactive electronics
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Scott L. Miller JARDINS MÉCANIQUES CONGELÉS -
4-channel audio
Scott L. Miller KATABASIS 4 Instruments
Number of instruments is flexible.
Scott L. Miller LOVELY LITTLE MONSTER fl, cl, perc, electronics
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Scott L. Miller MEDITATION FOR GUITAR AND ELECTRONIC SOUND solo guitar, fixed media audio
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Additional Works

Published by the composer:

  • Consortium (2009) - for solo instrument and either live or fixed electronics
  • No. 6 (2013) - for clarinet, tenor saxophone, keyboard, and live electronics
  • Satisfied (2013) - for clarinet, tenor saxophone, keyboard, and live electronics
  • Silent (2013) - for clarinet, tenor saxophone, keyboard, and live electronics
  • Strange Demons (2013) - for two soprano saxophones, keyboard, and live electronics
  • This Strange Fine-Tuning of Our Universe (2013) - for flute and live electronics
  • Two Steps Forward (2013) - for clarinet, soprano saxophone, keyboard, and live electronics