DISCOGRAPHY and C/V

COMMISSIONS and PROJECTS

The Gramophone Effect (Documenta 14, Athens, Greece/Kassel, Germany, 2017) in collaboration with Gilles Aubry

Tagore In Seattle (Wing Luke Museum, University of Washington and Sammamish City Hall, WA, 2016)

Red Earth, Gold Gate, Shadow Sky (ACT and UW Theater, Seattle, WA, directed by Victor Pappas, 2015) Score and sound design

Jewel of the Ear (Deutschland Radio, Berlin, 2015) in collaboration with Gilles Aubry

Drawing the Tiger (feature documentary, directed by Amy Benson and Scott Squire, Non Fiction Media, 2015) Score

Venison Eaters (short, Run and Gun Films, 2013) Score

Chained (Myriad Pictures/Envision Media, 2012, directed by Jennifer Lynch) Score

Drift Away (short film, Jean-Julien Pous, 2010) Score

Little Hunger (acornDance, choreography by Aiko Kinoshita, Seattle, WA 2010) Score

Kent Parks/Sweet Gum Pods (Cyrus Khambatta Dance Company, Seattle, WA 2010)

Take One (Glassell Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2006)

The Mangler Reborn (feature film, Lionsgate, 2005) Score

Requiem (My Brother’s Keeper) (short film, Nevermore Productions, 2010) Score

Session 9 (feature film USA Films/Focus Features 2001) Score

What We Are No Longer Here (Tradewinds Dance Project, Seattle/Tokyo/Chicago, 2001)

INSTALLATIONS

The Music Room (House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, 2016)

Indian Talking Machine (House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany, 2016)

A Moroccan Anthology of Ears  (Institut Francais de Marrakech, 2014)

The Possible (Berkley Art Museum, Berkley, CA, 2014) in collaboration with Alan Bishop

From The Household of HH The Maharajah Sir Jotendro Mohan Tagore (Fundacion Botin, Villa Iris, Santander, Spain, 2013)

Within/Without (artXchange gallery, Seattle, WA, 2012) in collaboration with June Sekiguchi

Fragments of the Story  (Jack Straw Productions New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2011)

Drawing on the River (St. Johns, Cathedral Park, Oregon, 2008) Collaboration with artist Donald Fels

Geo Phono Box: Sonic Surveys of Place (Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2007)

Billy in the Low Ground (Punch Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2006) Collaboration with artists Mary Simpson and Fionn Meade

In Resonance (One Reel/Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, 2005) exhibition curator

Hello Central, Give Me Heaven, Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land (Tollbooth Gallery, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA, 2004) Collaboration with artists Mary Simpson and Fionn Meade

Ten Years of Music and Design (Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2004 Climax Golden Twins retrospective installation

Voluntary Observers (Bellevue Art Museum, 2001) Collaboration with artists Jeffery Taylor and Donald Fels, as artists-in-residence

Bryan Ohno Gallery: Lovely (Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA 1999)

Le Tonnare (Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1998) Collaboration with artist Donald Fels

Seven Ply: Plywood and Memory (Bellevue Art Museum, 1997) Collaboration with artist Donald Fels

DISCOGRAPHY

The Lonesome High (LP, Abduction Records, 2016)

Indian Talking Machine (book, 2 CDs, Sublime Frequencies, 2015)

rmillis relief (LP Helen Scarsdale Agency, 2013)

rmillis: reforms (cassette, Alterity 101, 2013)

The Crying Princess: 78rpm Records from Burma (LP, Sublime Frequencies, 2013)

Scattered Melodies: Korean Kayagum Sanjo from 78rpm Records (LP, Sublime Frequencies, 2013)

120 (CD, Etude Records, 2009)

Victrola Favorites (Book/double CD, Dust to Digital, Atlanta, GA, 2008) In collaboration with Jeffery Taylor. Originally a series of ten cassettes.

Harmika Yab Yum: Folk Sounds from Nepal (CD, Sublime Frequencies, 2005)

Leaf Music Drunks Distant Drums: Recordings from Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar (CD, Anomalous Records, 2004)

RMillis/JTaylor (Cassette, Since 1972 Recordings, 2003)

as CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS:

“Chinese” (track on Wire Tapper 22, The Wire 308, UK, 2009)

EF (LP, Etude Records, Toronto, 2009) reissue of cassette from 1993

Journal of Popular Noise (EP, NY, 2008)

Five Cents A Piece (LP, Abduction Records, Seattle, WA, 2007)

Climax Golden Twins (LP, Conspiracy Records, Belgium, 2006)

B Side (three inch CD, Testing Ground, Spain, 2005)

Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered (CD, NEI Recordings, 2004)

“Relinquish” (Compilation track, Xing Wu Records, Singapore, 2004)

Climax Golden Twins Live in the 21st Century (CDR, Kabukikore Records, UK, 2004)

Lovely (CD, Anomalous Records, 2002)

Session 9 (CD, Milan International/USA Films, 2001)

Climax Golden Twins (CD and LP, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, Since 1972, 2001)

Dream Cut Short in the Mysterious Clouds (CD/LP, Meme, Japan, 2000)

Climax Golden Twins Live 4 LP set, volumes I-IV (10 inch LPs, Anomalous Records 1999-2000, also issued on cassette)

Climax Golden Twins (Locations) (CD, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1998)

Climax Golden Twins (7 inch, RoadCone Records, 1996)

Imperial Household Orchestra (CD, Scratch Records, 1996)

Climax Golden Twins (three inch CD, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1995)

Climax Golden Twins (2 x 7 inch, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1994)

as MESSENGER GIRLS TRIO:

Messenger Girls Trio: Excelsior Salon Trio (LP with bonus 7 inch, Uzu Audio, Canada, 2010)

Messenger Girls Trio (LP, Anomalous Records, 2002)

as AFCGT:

AFCGT (LP with bonus 7 inch, Subpop Records, Seattle, 2010)

“Clock” (compilation track on Portable Shrines: Magic Sound Theater, 2010)

Decomposer (Puget Power 5, 7 inch, Regal Select, 2009)

AFCGT (LP, Uzu Audio, Canada, 2008)

AFCGT (10 inch LP, Dirty Knobby Recordings, Seattle, 2008)

MISCELLANEOUS:

The Travelling Archive:Folk Music From Bengal (LP Sublime Frequencies, 2014) producer

…i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces (Book/double CD, Dust-to-Digital, 2011) producer, editor

The Phonographer’s Union: Live on Sonarchy Radio (CD, Accretions, 2004)

Jesse Paul Miller: Secret Records (7 inch, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1997) Produced and assisted with design on special edition or artist records.

PUBLICATIONS

Pop 16: 100 Years of Recorded Sound (House of World Culture, Berlin, exhibition catalog, 2016) photo essay

Indian Talking Machine (book, 2 CDs, Sublime Frequencies, 2015)

BF Shelton and Oh Molly Dear The Travelling Archive 2014 essay

A New Note in the Melody, or the Sidewalk Blues La presencia del sonido (Fundacion Botin, exhibition catalog, 2013) essay

…i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces (Book/double CD, Dust-to-Digital, 2011)  Produced and edited vernacular photo/music book by artist Steve Roden

VAK Ranga Rao: Touched in the Head  (Yeti Publishing, 2010) interview

Marefumi Komura: End Loop (Hamlet Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, 2010) liner notes

Take Me To The Water (Linderman/Ledbetter, Dust to Digital, 2009) editing, design

Victrola Favorites (Book/double CD, Dust to Digital, Atlanta, GA, 2008) in collaboration with Jeffery Taylor

Indian Record Collectors: Suresh Chandvankar (Perfect Sound Forever, 2008) interview

Regular columns on 78rpm history for Bixobal:

Talking Machine: Korean Kayagum Sanjo (Bixobal 1, 2007)

Talking Machine: Musings on the Phonograph (Bixobal 2, 2008)

Talking Machine: Record Hunting in India: Sub Continent Fab (Bixobal 3, 2008)

Talking Machine: Farewell Blues (Bixobal 5, 2008)

Calling Doctor Bombay: A Condensed Travelogue (Bananafish 12, 1998) essay

FILMOGRAPHY

(All films have received numerous screenings at small festivals and galleries, throughout Europe and the USA)

This World Is Unreal Like A Snake In A Rope (feature documentary, 2011)

My Friend Rain (feature documentary, DVD on Sublime Frequencies, 2010)

Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan (feature documentary, DVD on Sublime Frequencies, 2006)

Spirit House (short, Sublime Frequencies, 2006)

Nat Pwe: Burma’s Carnival of Spirit Soul (feature documentary, Sublime Frequencies 2003)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Chapman, Erin, “Climax Golden Twins on Scoring Session 9” PBS.org: Need To Know, October 2010.
Copon, Miguel “Robert Millis 13 Questions” Prepared Guitar Blog, May 2015.
Ghose, Chandreyee “Sounds that cut across borders” The Telegraph, Calcutta, December 2015
Kumar, Shikha, “What Were The Earliest Recordings From India Like?”, The Hindustan Times, March 2016.
Masters, Mark “Robert Millis The Spirit of 78” Imagined Communities: The Out Door, Pitchfork, March 2013.
Meyer, Bill “Robert Millis-The Lonesome High”, LP review Dusted, January 2017.
Meyer, Bill “R Millis Relief”, The Wire, December 2013.
Nagoski, Ian “Talking About the Indian Talking Machine: An Interview with Robert Millis”,
Baltimore City Paper, May 2016.
Petrusich, Amanda, Do Not Sell At Any Price, The Wild Obsessive Hunt For the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records
(Scribner, 2014).
Segal, Dave “Robert Millis Uncovers the Gritty Sublime World of Indian 78s and Their Obsessive Collectors”,
The Stranger, June 2016.
Veal, Michael ed, Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies
(Wesleyan University Press, 2016).
Wagner, Christoph “Indian Talking Machine” Neue Zurcher Zeitung (Switzerland), January 2016.

AWARDS and RESIDENCIES

Syros Sound Meetings: Sounding Paths 2017 research residency in Syros, Greece

Pro Helvetia  2015 Five weeks researching sound, listening and music in India, including work with Indian sound artists, performances and presentations in collaboration with Gilles Aubry.

Institut Francais de Marrakech 2014 research residency in Morocco

Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2014 emergency grant

Critic-in-Residence, 2013 Delhi, India. As part of the Khoj international sound art residency, 1 month

Fulbright Senior Research Award 2012-2013 India

ASCAP Ascaplus Award 2007-2011 recipient (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers)

Association of Recorded Sound Collections finalist (Victrola Favorites book/CD, 2008)

Artist Trust Grants for Artists Projects 2008 recipient

Artist Trust Fellowship 2005 recipient

Artist in Residence 2001 Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

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