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Robert Millis



Robert Millis has been involved in the practice and development of experimental music and sound art
in Seattle, Washington for nearly twenty years. He has released over 20 CDs and LPs, composed music
for film, theatre and choreography, created and curated audio installations, performed in the U.S. and
Europe, and collaborated with visual artists and book designers. Traditional Asian music and the era of
early recording (cylinders and 78 rpm records) are of particular interest and inspiration for him. He is
the author of Victrola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days (Dust-to-Digital 2008), a book of historic
early recording documentation, ephemera and music drawn from Millis’ 78rpm collection. In addition to
composition, sound art practice and design, he has filmed and produced experimental documentaries
on Asian music: Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan and This World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope. He is
currently on a Fulbright scholarship to research the early Indian 78rpm gramophone industry in India.