Philip Miller is a composer and sound artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 1994, he has worked with his long time collaborator, William Kentridge, composing the music for the seminal film: Felix in Exile. His music has more recently been heard here in London with the installation, Refusal of Time (Whitechapel) the cine-concert, Paper Music (Print Room) and Five Themes (Tate Modern, The Tanks).
In 2016, together with Thuthuka Sibisi, he composed Triumph and Laments, a processional march for two orchestras and choir, performed in front of Kentridge’s frieze on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome.
Independent projects, include his award-winning Rewind: A Cantata for Voice, Tape & Testimony, presented at the Market Theatre (South Africa), The 62 Centre, Williams College, Celebrate Brooklyn and the Royal Festival Hall (2011). In 2013, it was selected for the South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Other recent commissions include the sound installation, Bikohausen: Steve Biko and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Johannesburg, at Darmstadt Summer Music Festival (2016) and his most recent collaboration with Sibisi is the sound installation, The African Choir of 1891 Re-imagined, at Autograph ABP, London, the Apartheid Museum and National Gallery, (South Africa.) He regularly composes films scores which have garnered him many awards, including an Emmy nomination for HBO’s The Girl (2012).