Zeitgeist and Scott Miller celebrate the release of Miller’s new CD “Tipping Point” in the Twin Cities, 6/12 - 14, 2015


Jun 12 2015 - 7:30pm to Jun 14 2015 - 4:30pm



Dates and Times: Fri. and Sat. June 12-13 @ 7:30 pm; Sun. June 14 @ 2 pm

Location:Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul

Tickets: $10 Fri. and Sun.; $20 Sat.* (reception + encore performance)


*Saturday’s performance includes wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a post-concert reception with Scott Miller, plus an encore performance at 9 p.m. featuring Fifth Column. Enjoy one or both performances for $20.



Celebrating 10 years of collaboration between Zeitgeist and composer Scott Miller, Zeitgeist looks back on a decade of artistic partnership with one of the Twin Cities' most adventurous composers. The event marks the release of Miller’s new album "Tipping Point" with music from the CD and the reprise of Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation, a lush electro-acoustic musical landscape with sensuous poetry by Phillipe Costaglioli.

Guest artists include soprano Tracey Engleman, the return of Zeitgeist veteran pianist Shannon Wettstein (sitting in for Nicola Melville), and an encore performance on June 13 by electroacoustic improvisation ensemble Fifth Column (Scott Miller & Brett Wartchow, electronics; Pat O’Keefe & Nathan Hanson, woodwinds; Erik Fratzke, guitars).

Concert programs:

Friday, June 12 at 7:30 pm

Forth and Back

Tipping Point


New work for solo marimba (world premiere)

Saturday, June 13*

7:30 pm

Suite from Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation

Forth and Back

9 pm

Special guest appearance by Fifth Column

Sunday, June 14 at 2 pm

Pure Pleasure (solo work for Patti Cudd)

Fun House (solo work for Pat O’Keefe)

New work for solo marimba (world premiere)



Scott Miller’s new CD, Tipping Point, chronicles a long collaborative relationship between himself and Minneapolis based new music ensemble, Zeitgeist. Their relationship started in 2003, when Miller composed Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation, a concert-length work of ten pieces involving interactive electronics, improvisation, and spoken word settings of poetry by Felip Costaglioli. Since then, Miller’s activities have included the creation of more than 20 compositions for Zeitgeist and its members, dozens of performances together throughout the United States and Europe, and numerous recordings for the ensemble and its members.