Benjamin Rush Miller
Cultivating his technique since the early 80's using a self-modified Gibson Kalamazoo, ben miller/degeneration creates a sonic tapestry that defies standard guitar playing. Miller produces a dense multiphonic soundscape by outputting several pickups through separate FX chains. With the addition of Casio SK5 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. June 2014 interview by Miguel Copón
November France tour
THE DIN OF EONS available as download or vinyl
"Alienated Death Disco" _ SKUG, 2012
"......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."
"...neon fried skull insanity...play with the lights out!"
The Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra formed in 2008 as NYC's first full-on Saxophone Orchestra. This maximalist ensemble released Terry Riley's In C and Cloud 11 which features Miller's Graphic Scores and through-composed material using Interval Hierarchy.
Tomorrow Never Knows b/w Strawberry Fields on Abaton Book Records soon! Miller's Symphony of Suspicious Activity is being mixed for a 2015 release.
Benjamin Miller has explored psychedelic songwriting, spontaneous improvisation and notated scores in quasi-tonality for what seems like eons. Primary instruments 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 teaches music and presents unique Creative Workshops for all ages. He was born and raised in Ann Arbor MI having since formed numerous ensembles focusing solely on original music with the intent to break boundries.
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 email@example.com