Exactly 100 years after the release of D. W. Griffith's silent epic The Birth of a Nation, performance artist and musician Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, has remixed and reimagined one of the most infamous films ever made.
Experience an exclusive one-hour screening and listening party of Miller’s recently released album Rebirth of a Nation, recorded with Kronos Quartet. DJ Spooky will also reveal insights into his process and interpretation of the film, followed by a cocktail reception.
Paul D. Miller has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers, among them Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many others.
“We need more than ever to see the context that early cinema offers us," Miller says. "As my old friend Saul Williams likes to say: Another World Is Possible. A remix of a film as deeply important and problematic as The Birth of a Nation reminds us that many of these issues still linger with us at every level.”
Rebirth of a Nation is out now on Cantaloupe Music. Miller is currently an artist-in-residence at Made in NY Media Center by IFP.