Described by the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed as “inventive… unconventional… deceptively laid back in an LA way,” Alexander Elliott Miller has been active in Los Angeles’ experimental music scene for over a decade as both a composer and guitarist. His work has been presented by many Los Angeles based ensembles and series including Piano Spheres, HOCKET, Tuesdays @ Monk Space, Boston Court, People Inside Electronics, Synchromy, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Microfest, the Hear Now Festival, and the What’s Next? Ensemble, a group of which he was Co-Director. He is on the faculty of California State University Long Beach’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.
To… Oblivion, Miller’s work for solo electric guitar, electronics, and video, takes the audience on a visual and auditory tour of many of LA’s historic landmarks, including the Belmont Tunnel, Dunbar Hotel, Anaheim’s Center Street, Pike Amusement Park in Long Beach, Zanja Madre (L.A.’s original water source), and the classic Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard. Miller’s carefully curated piece brings to light many of L.A.’s forgotten gems, inspiring a renewed excitement in rediscovering the beautiful City of Los Angeles and its vibrant past.
Miller’s performance will be part of a one-day event exploring downtown L.A.’s Fashion District. Tourgoers who have purchased the Yellow, Green, or Blue tour schedules will have the chance to enjoy a portion of this unique composition as part of the Building a Legacy: People of the Fashion District tour. This very special performance takes place multiple times throughout the day on the top floor of the historic Bendix Building.