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Multimedia artist DJ Spooky performs with iPad, string quartet

Ottawa (Oct. 27, 2011) What would happen if Marshall McLuhan came back to life as an iPad-toting composer and multimedia mix artist?

The result would likely be a lot like Paul Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky, who is coming to Ottawa to be inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society on Nov. 3, where astronaut Jerry Linenger and Parks Canada will also be honoured.

DJ Spooky, who has performed at the Tate Modern in London, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and The Venice Biennial for Architecture, will perform with his iPad before the Society’s Annual College of Fellows Dinner at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. He will be accompanied by a string quartet from the University of Ottawa School of Music.

Paul Miller is being inducted as a Fellow for his interest in the polar regions. He traveled to Antarctica to create his multimedia performance piece Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica. He has also traveled to the Arctic, and will perform a short work, Arctic Rhythms, in Ottawa. During the performance, images will be projected from his book on Antarctica, The Book of Ice.

www.djspooky.com/antarctica/THE_BOOK_OF_ICE_excerpt.pdf.

Covered in a wide range of publications from Psychology Today, Rolling Stone to Mother Jones, Paul D. Miller is putting a new spin on environmental activism, music, multimedia arts, writing, literature and philosophy. But he is probably showing us what art, music and the environment will be like in the future.

Paul will be in Ottawa for less than 24 hours on Nov. 3, but he will be available for interviews. Links of interest include http://vimeo.com/29902390 or www.djspooky.com.

For further information, contact
Gord McIntosh
613-724-1478 or gord@110percent.ca

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