Wednesday, September 25 2013
Mileece is a internationally acclaimed, multi- disciplinary sonic artist and renewable energy ambassador.
Her work ‘promoting ecology through technology and the arts’ has brought her international critical acclaim as a composer and installation artist.
‘Formations’, her debut album, inspired by cycles and formations in nature (“beautiful, real, musical science”, BBC), was the result of her initial works in computer generated compositions, using Super Collider, an object-oriented programming language.
Its success led her on international tours with the Icelandic pop group Múm and landed her a residency at BOX Innovation Centre at the London School of Economics. There, hailed by the likes of Brian Eno, she created her first interactive ‘Aesthetic Sonification’ installation with hand-made sensor based instruments and initiated the design and development of Tre-We-vrTM, a technology platform enabling Human/Plant communication through sound.
Presented as the installation series ‘Soniferous Eden’, Tre-We-vr TM has toured an array of prestigious museums, festivals and venues in Europe including the Migros Museum in Zurich, the Whitechapel Gallery, the Hayward Gallery, the Aldeburgh Festival and the Thames Festival, London and at
MOCA’s Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, as a star-studded ecosphere where groves of plants generate a lush and complex harmonic soundscape in response to the touch and presence of its barefooted participants.
Initially developed for her touring sonic interpretation of Beckett’s ‘L’Image’ with the Centre Dramatique National, France, and featured on Arté TV, Mileece’s most recent interactive works include a series of handmade found & felted forest remnants turned wearable sensor-based instruments.
Also an avid field recording artist, in her recent performance at the MoMA, NYC, Mileece combined her recordings from Canadian icebergs to the Costa Rican Jungle with live generative music from her wearable instruments and Tre-We-vrTM TM plant interface along with vocals, acoustic instruments and orchestration. Complimented by live generative visuals incorporating plant data, this performance debuted excerpts from her forthcoming work ‘In the Case of Darkness’; a series of :sonic films: concentrating on the themes of environmentalism and philosophy.
Mileece is currently the resident artist at the Lycee International Francais in Los Angeles where is installing the first permanent zero-emission Tre-We-vrTM Pod as an Interactive Acoustic Playground for environmental educational. She also sits on the Board of Directors of Cygnus Atratus Group for fuel cell innovation helping to promote renewable energy based arts and culture, advance fuel cell manufacturing and promote waste to energy markets.
Future projects include a touring Interactive Library Playground Caravan.