This soundwork was commissioned by artist William Kentridge. It is a multimedia installation combining video, sound and mechanized objects. Kentridge in turn was commissioned the installation in 2005 by Deutsche Bank for the Guggenheim Museum in Berlin. Miller often collaborates and work with William Kentridge.
William Kentridge, Black Box / Chambre Noir, 2005.
Philip Miller, South African composer living in Johannesburg, has always been studying and analyzing the different South African traditions and musical repertories, coexisting and evolving in the dynamic cultural situation of his city, using in his compositions fragments, re-elaborations and quotations coming from different traditional music styles. He has worked directly with many soloists coming from Zulu, Nama, Sotho and Xhosa cultures.