Scott L. Miller - Chimera (Carrie Frey, viola)



Carrie Frey (viola) focuses on exploring sound with inquisitive musicians and composers and encouraging creativity in her students. A founding member of string trio Chartreuse and recent addition to the Rhythm Method, she coordinates the chamber music program at Bloomingdale School of Music. In New York City, Carrie can be heard with ensembles including Wavefield, Talea Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Echappé, Wet Ink Large Ensemble, Cantata Profana, Heartbeat Opera, Desdemona Quartet, toy piano/toy viola duo Wind-Up Elephant, and Quartet Metadata. With violinist Marina Kifferstein and guitarist Alec Goldfarb, she co-founded the “Open Improvisations: Online Edition,” a virtual space that seeks to build community in the New York new music scene. Her debut sonata album, The Grey Light of Day, with pianist Robert Fleitz, was released by Wild Iris Productions in 2016. Carrie is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and the Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program (MM), and she is currently pursuing a DMA at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 


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, and 'inspir[ing] real hope & optimism for the future of electroacoustic music.' (Simon Cummings, 

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.


Chimera - Scott L. Miller
Recorded at home in New York, NY, October 2020
Carrie Frey, viola
Mastered by Robert Scott ThompsonAucourant Records.
Property of Shelter Recording Project, American Composers Alliance.