Roger Clark Miller: Transmuting the Prosaic

March 14 - June 14, 2020

Musician and artist Roger Clark Miller of Mission of Burma and Alloy Orchestra presents an installation featuring video, sound, and modified vinyl records. “The Davis Square Symphony” is both a movie and an orchestral score. Miller filmed Boston’s Davis Square from five different locations, throughout all four seasons. This footage forms the structure for the composition, with vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles represented by different instruments. Miller’s “Modified Vinyl” works are vinyl records that Miller has altered or modified by scratching, melting, bending, and other methods. These interventions change both the appearance and sound of the records, creating new objects and musical compositions.

This project has been supported by a grant from the Artists’ Resource Trust.