Philip Miller

Philip Miller studied music composition in South Africa with composers Jeanne Zaidel Rudolph and Peter Klatzow at the University of Cape Town Music School. Miller completed his postgraduate studies in Electro-Acoustic music composition for film and television at Bournemouth University. Whilst doing so he continued to study with UK composer Joseph Horovitz. Miller has worked with some of the most innovative filmmakers and visual artists to emerge from South Africa. He has composed music for the soundtracks to many local and international film and television productions. Recent film scores include Steven Silver’s “The Bang Bang Club”, which was nominated for a Genie Award in Canada, “Black Butterflies”; which was awarded best film score at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Furthermore he composed the score for HBO’s “The Girl” directed by Julian Jarrold, “Martha and Mary” directed by Philip Noyce; as well as BBC’s “The Borrowers”. Miller has collaborated extensively with internationally acclaimed artist, William Kentridge. His music for the 5-screen multimedia installation, “The Refusal of Time” by Kentridge at the Tate Modern, London, has received much attention and acclaim. Miller’s choral work, “Rewind: A cantata for voice, tape and testimony”, based upon testimonies from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission had its US premiere in New York at the Celebrate Brooklyn Music Festival. In South Africa it has been performed at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg; Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and the Royal Festival Hall in London. Miller has also produced a number of albums including arrangements of traditional South African lullabies, “The Thula Project”, the soundtrack to both “Black Box / Chambre Noir” and “9 Drawings for Projection” by William Kentridge. Other works include “Shona Malanga” which is arrangements of freedom songs, and the soundtrack to “White Lion”. His latest CD soundtrack release is “The Refusal of Time”, which premiered in 2012 at documenta13 in Germany and was presented at the New York Museum of Metropolitan Art.

As of June 2016

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