"Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble" is the most complex solo performance Miller has ever set for himself.
Four different guitars are used: a slightly modified 6-string, two lap-steel guitars (on legs) that function like prepared pianos, and one lap-steel guitar (on legs) that is tuned to unison "E" and is used as a slide guitar, but also is often prepared with objects such as a fork, rocks, business cards, etc.
Pivotal to the work is his new looping device, the Boomerang III, which is capable of looping/repeating up to three separate loops, each which can play in reverse, or shift an octave up or down. Along with a new series of sound-altering devices/stomp-boxes, Miller is able to layer up multiple parts simultaneously with a wide variety of tones. This is a live performance: nothing is pre-recorded.
All the compositions use his “Dream Interpretation Technique”, where he transforms dreams from his dream journal into music. The unconscious mind is expressed by extended techniques and attitudes in the electric guitars. We all dream. rogerclarkmiller.com/dream-interpretation/
At 21:26, following the concert, Miller is interviewed by BMAC director Danny Lichtenfeld.
Thanks to Guilford Sound - guilfordsound.com/
Thanks to Steve Sarles - saswwp.com/
Thanks to Joanne Kaliontzis - jkali.com/
Thanks Source Audio – sourceaudio.net/
Thanks Brattleboro Museum and Art Center - brattleboromuseum.org/
Virtual link to "Transmuting the Prosaic", Miller's art installation at BMAC: