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Ben Miller/degeneration @ The Armory Cafe, MA 2010
 
transistor web
 
 
Planet X
 
at Silent Barn
 

Benjamin Rush Miller


Cultivating his technique since the early 80's, ben Miller/degeneration creates a sonic tapestry that defies standard guitar playing. Using a self-modified Gibson Kalamazoo, Miller produces a dense multiphonic soundscape by outputting several pickups separately through various FX chains. With the addition of Casio SK1 8-bit sampling, transistor radio, analog synth and tapes, it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading - and it is of this subliminal nature that Miller adheres to.

a 1-week tour from NYC to MI happens mid-May.




TRANSISTOR is Franck Vigroux/electronix - Ben Miller/voix.
THE DIN OF EONS is available as download or vinyl.
They perform @ Mercury Lounge, NYC May 11th 7pm.

"...unnerving, doomy spoken word... hallucinations you'd imagine after weeks alone in a creaky submarine, the echo-filled cell of a dank dungeon, or a rocketship hull hurtling through space." _ The BigTakeOver, 2013

"Alienated Death Disco" _ SKUG, 2013

"This is the kind of neon fried skull insanity people simply do not make [enough!] any more... steady rhythmic electronic pulses with a human voice inside trying to scream it's way out... play with the lights out!"
_ Peter Prescott of Misson of Burma, 2013




The Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra formed in 2008 as NYC's first full-on Saxophone Orchestra. They have released Terry Riley's In C and Cloud Eleven. The following videos are examples of CLOUD ELEVEN: Glow White, Soon, Prelude to a Prelude, and Cloud 11.
Tomorrow Never Knows b/w Strawberry Fields will be released as a 45rpm later this year on Abaton Records.


Magnetic Tape Operatives call for 10 tape machines, 6 amplifiers and 4 humans. No added electronics and No Apples. PLANET X is available as a 100-run Studio/Live cassette release ON SALE through this website or as a digital download via bandcamp. This 18-minute structured composition embraces tape hiss, prerecorded found sound, real-time tape manipulation and internal feedback. Benjamin Miller, Bond Miller, Ryan Walsh, and Evelyne Buhler; reel to reel 1/4", 4-track cassette, stereo/mono cassette machines, microcassette, cassette loops.

a DVD documentary will be available this summer.



bennmillerr sets up a wall of dense varying frequencies combining alto saxophone, feedback, analog synth, and tape deck abuse. He has toured the northeast and France in support of Travelling in the Dark and Call to Arms on Living Records.

VIDEOS:
Glacier's Womb
One Sauropods's Afternoon











Benjamin Miller has explored psychedelic songwriting, spontaneous improvisation and notated scores in quasi-tonality for what seems like eons. His primary sound-makers are Guitar & Multiphonic Prepared Guitar, Alto & C-Tenor Saxophone, Analog Tape & Electronic Manipulation, and Voice. Collaboration with like-minded artists has been a key element to his work. Miller tours internationally, teaches Music and presents unique Creative Workshops for all ages. His first novel On the Brink was self-published in 2012. Miller was born and raised in Ann Arbor MI having since formed numerous ensembles focusing solely on original music with the intent to break boundries. He has resided in the NYC metro area since 2003.

Professor of Geological Sciences brother Gifford Miller


Photographers on this website are Orin Buck, Bridget Toner, and Bill T. Miller. Others are unknown.

 

Contact Ben Miller at info@benmiller.info

 

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Website by Orin Buck