“Miller is a superb player, a master and a creative inventor......”
-Stephen Pedersen The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) Jan 17 2011
“Miller’s droll score accenting the text is absolute perfection”
-Paula Citron The Globe and Mail (Toronto) May 5 2006
Andrew Reed Miller founded Open arts in 2011 and is its curator and administrator.
He has worked as a professional musician for over 25 years, playing in orchestras, opera and ballet companies and performing chamber music.
Originally from New York, Andrew now lives in the small city of Saint John, Canada. In the 2000s he began focusing on contemporary and experimental music and developing original compositions. Much of his recent work explores audiovisual media culture and uses interactive electronics and extended instrumental techniques.
He was founder of Motion Ensemble (1998-2014), which premiered many new works and performed at all sorts of venues, including Sound Symposium (Newfoundland), Tonic (NYC), Western Front (Vancouver) and New Music Concerts (Toronto)
Miller is principal bass of Symphony NB, Atlantic Sinfonia, has been heard on numerous CBC broadcasts and was invited as guest artist by the NB Summer Music Festival, the Scotia Festival of Music, The Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown), Ensemble Kore (Montreal) Open Waters (Halifax) and Earshot concerts (Toronto).
Andrew had many student inspirations studying bass in Toronto with the great Joel Quarrington , at the University of Ottawa, the Kent Blossom Chamber Music Festival in Ohio, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and many other places. More recently he studied Max/MSP/Jitter programming at Harvestworks in New York