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Exophilia

by Denman Maroney & Ben Miller

Denman Maroney - hyperpiano (playing keys with one hand and strings with the other using objects of metal, plastic, rubber, and wood). Ben Miller - prepared multi-phonic guitar and electronics.
Genre: Avant Garde: Classical Avant-Garde
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1. Canalisation
Denman Maroney & Ben Miller
38:05 album only
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2. Exophilia
Denman Maroney & Ben Miller
10:35 album only
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3. Phenopsis
Denman Maroney & Ben Miller
12:31 album only
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Denman Maroney is known for his "hyperpiano" style (playing the keys with one hand and the strings with other using slides and bows of metal, plastic, rubber, and wood) and his “temporal harmonies” (composing and improvising in multiple tempos). He has recorded for Porter, Innova, Clean Feed, Nuscope, Kadima, Cryptogramophone, New World, Mutable, Victo, CIMP, and Erstwhile among other labels with Mark Dresser, Matthias Ziegler, Ned Rothenberg, Dave Ballou, Michael Sarin, Kevin Norton, Theo Bleckmann, Shelley Hirsch and Earl Howard among other musicians. He has received grants and commissions from Chamber Music America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Arts Council of Rockland County NY, the Arts Council of Michigan, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, among others. He has been in residence at Music Omi and the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. In 2010 he was nominated for an Alpert Award. In 2017 he had a week’s residency at the Stone. He was educated at Cal. Arts (MFA ’74) and Williams (BA ’71). His principal teachers included James Tenney, Alan Chaplin, Jimmy Garrison, and Lucky Mosko.

Benjamin R Miller tours internationally as a multiphonic guitarist in solo and group settings. His self-modified instrument possesses 11 different pickups outputted separately laden with various treatments including the use of vintage tape machines. He also composes fully notated pantonal symphonies for saxophone orchestra and collaborates overseas with electronic artist Franck Vigroux. Miller has played with pysch-rock band Sproton Layer, the art-punk version of Destroy All Monsters, toured extensively with the Glenn Branca Ensemble and collaborated with Anne Carson, to name a few. He has given Sound Art Workshops at M.I.C.A., C.A.S.A., UMass, UofM, The Rotunda, and various art galleries as well as a 2015 Residency with Azusa Takeuchi at Anis Gras, Arcueil FR. He has been on Cherry Red, New Alliance, Living, Tigerasylum, Obsolete Units, Gulcher, Feeding Tube, World IN Sound and Two Rooms. His 2006 release "Sun of Water, Sea of Light" was selected as 1 of 48 for the Grammys 2006 Alternative Rock genre. As an avid life-long songwriter, Miller's most current work could best be described as "crypto-pop" employing melodically sideways vocal, effected hypnotic guitar, and a dose of noise.

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