Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky: "Electric Imaginary: Compositions Inspired by Nam June Paik"
Sunday, June 21 @ 5 p.m.
Meyer Auditorium, The Freer Gallery of Art
(1050 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20560)
Presented by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
as part of the Smithsonian's Korean Film Festival DC 2015
Join composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and guest artists as they perform Electric Imaginary, a lush sensory blend of Korean traditional sounds with digital music and video, to close out the Smithsonian's Korean Film Festival DC in style!
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
Seo Rami, gayageum
Danielle Cho, vello
Matvei Sigalov, violin
This virtual string quartet/installation performance is based on American cellist Charlotte Moorman's collaborations with celebrated Korean artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006), known as the father of modern video art, in his early multimedia experiments, and was commissioned by Asia Society in 2014. Also featured are selections from Seoul Counterpoint, a composition that explores the resonance of the new urban landscape of Seoul in juxtaposition with New York, commissioned by Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014. Equally inspired by Nam June Paik in this work, Miller collages a new urban landscape in sound and image.
Nam June Paik once said, "the future is now." His work has been highly influential on many artists over the last decade and for this Smithsonian performance, Miller pays homage to the work of this important artist with a group of digital media compositions that reflect the complex connections of modern, 21st-century art and music.
Q&A with the Performers
No RSVP Required
Seating is first come, first served
Doors open at 4:30 pm