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Transmuting the Prosaic: Film, Conceptual Art, and Music.

A project in Brattleboro, VT by Roger Clark Miller
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My first Art Installation! My film "The Davis Square Symphony", 5 "Modified Vinyl" works, and "Artist in Residence" for three nights.
Backers: 176
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $8,877 of $7,000
Dates: Feb 26th -> Mar 28th (30 days)
Project By: Roger Clark Miller
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Latest News

Vermonters Rattle the Virtual Tin Can to Kickstart Creativity

April 3rd - via: sevendaysvt.com
If you happened to be in the market for an altered lap steel guitar last week or felt like writing a song with the guitarist from Mission of Burma, you were in luck. Roger Clark Miller, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and conceptual artist, was wrapping up a Kickstarter campaign for his art installation "Transmuting the Prosaic." A customized instrument, music for a song (you provide the lyrics), and an alphabetized lyric sheet for Mission of Burma's 1981 record Signals, Calls, and Marches were among the "rewards" Miller offered to his financial backers. (Read More)

Thanks so much everybody.

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Me finally getting some rest! (well, in New Orleans. Photo: Debra McLaughlin) As you know, it passed the initial goal considerably. Amazing. I have a number of gigs in April - Surrealist Games Night in Providence, RI; Alloy Orchestra at Roger Ebert... (Read More)

Three Days to Go...

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Miller at Mass MoCA. Photo: Debra McLaughlin There are only three more days to go - the endgame is nigh! I have been helped by so many people over the course of my life, including now, by all of you reading this. And that's a really good thing... (Read More)

Music for String Quartet and Two Turn-tables Video

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
 This brief video explains (to some small degree!) plans for my second residency which features a string quartet. In the penultimate composition 'Music for String Quartet and Two Turn-tables", I am referencing the Modified Vinyl part of the... (Read More)

Two New Rewards: Vinyl and Photograph

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
I have added two new Rewards:  1: A fine print of the psychedelic photograph of me on guitar by Wayne Viens;  2. Two sealed copies each of my first three solo records from the later '80's. Maximum Electric Piano was my primary direction at that... (Read More)

Thanks to you the 100th pledger kicked in today!

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's another shout-out to folks who have pledged to my Kickstarter Campaign. Thanks so much: contributor #100 came in this morning! If this works, it will be so amazing, and if it goes to the "stretch goals" it will literally have a profound effect... (Read More)

Davis Square Symphony, description edit

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a brief video where I explaining The Davis Square Symphony, which is part of "Transmuting the Prosaic". I translated traffic patterns in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, into an orchestral score by creating a post-John Cage composing technique... (Read More)

Broke 4,000 today. Still 3,000 to go!

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's another shout-out to some more of the folks who have pledged to my Kickstarter Campaign: Ingrid Good, Shoshke-Rayzl Yuni,Peter Prescott, Gerard Cosloy, Michael Gregory, Rolf Wurcherer, Dan Gunning, Randall Paske, Steve Smith, Chris Burbul,... (Read More)

We're over half-way now!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We're over half-way to the goal, so here's a big thanks folks who have pledged to my Kickstarter Campaign. If this works, it will be so amazing. And if it goes to the "stretch goals" it will have a profound effect on my life!  Thanks so much.  (Read More)

We broke $3,000.00!

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks so much everyone who has donated. I'll be posting another video next week. So far, so good!   (Read More)

Exampling my Altered Lap-Steel Guitar.

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a brief video where I demonstrate the use of my altered lap-steel guitar. It acts like a portable prepared piano and is one of the foundations in my Dream-State Guitar music for my Residency in 2020. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to... (Read More)

Thanks for helping "Transmuting the Prosaic" get off to a good start!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Kickstarter added my campaign to their "Favorites" category! Wow!        Things are definitely off to a good start, thanks to all you contributors. But there is still a long ways to go. Next week I will post a video high-lighting  my "Altered... (Read More)

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