The Soviet architect, graphic designer, and collage artist Gustav Klustis once said of his music staging loudspeaker arrays: "Fantastic work. Looking for new media. Surface. Space. Construction." For The Book of Ice Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky takes a look at how the role of the "archive" of Antarctic history - in photography, graphic design, and contemporary composition - has shaped some of the ways we think about contemporary digital media aesthetics.

The Soviet architect, graphic designer, and collage artist Gustav Klustis once said of his music staging loudspeaker arrays: "Fantastic work. Looking for new media. Surface. Space. Construction." For The Book of Ice Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky takes a look at how the role of the "archive" of Antarctic history - in photography, graphic design, and contemporary composition - has shaped some of the ways we think about contemporary digital media aesthetics.

In conjunction with a live music concert based on his graphic design scores, Miller will present material from his recent Book of Ice project through the prism of an intersection of sculpture, architecture, live performance, moving image, digital media installation. From the molecular structure of ice to the composition of atmospheric pollutants as they color the night skies, the material for Miller's compositions, performed live with a string ensemble, will explore the linkages between the physical realm of beautiful remote places like the ice fields of Antarctica, and the ethereal realms of digital media portraits of a rapidly changing world.

Inspired as much by the first compositions for turntables written by John Cage's 1939 "Imaginary Landscape" and Luigi Russolo's 1915 "Arte de Rumori" as by Debussy and Ravel's string quartet works, Miller references turntablism and contemporary composition through the realm of sampling to create new works that reflect the radical climate changes facing us all in the beginnings of the 21st century.