Tom Miller aka Comrade Squelch
Tom Miller (aka Comrade Squelch)’s sonic anthropology produces a matrix of radio waves, binaural motion, multispecies and post-human voices, phonographic ephemera, generative textures, resultant melodies, ethnographic archives, revenant memories and reimagined sound maps.
He is a National Endowment for the Arts award-winning composer, anthropologist, and curator. Miller studied ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University and the University of Washington, and has a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University. A professor at Berkeley College, Miller has taught at Rutgers, Pratt Institute and the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. Past residencies include the American Museum of Natural History, Bates College Department of Theatre & Rhetoric, American Philosophical Society Library, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Linden State Museum of Ethnology, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and University of Iceland Museum Studies. He has produced sound installations and radio art broadcasts for Cities and Memory, Radiophrenia Glasgow, Society for Ethnomusicology Sounding Board, American Anthropological Association, Society for Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Terminalia, Proteus Gowanus, Linden State Museum of Ethnology, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, National Public Radio, Pulse of the Planet, American Museum of Natural History, Franklin Furnace, WFMU, WKCR, KRAB-FM and Audio Independents.