Heart of a Forest

Paul Miller “DJ Spooky”

Paul Miller composed “Heart of the Forest” as an artist-in-residence at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest as part of the Spring Creek Project’s Long-Term Ecological Reflections program. Miller first rose to worldwide fame as hip-hop turntablist “DJ Spooky” and is known for his multimedia art, catalogue of music, and social justice work. In addition to collaborating with musicians, such as Chuck D, Thurston Moore and Yoko Ono, Miller has travelled the world to perform solo and with chamber groups and orchestras. This project is a collaboration between the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word; School of Arts and Communication at OSU; and OSU Wind Ensemble, with funding provided by the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights program and the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station.

Heart of the Forest

May 18, 2016 performance at the LaSells Stuart Center, Oregon State University