Scott Miller is a composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works frequently performed at venues and in exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, including the 10th International Music Festival New Music Plus in Brno,The Contemporary Music Festival at the Ostrava Creative Center and Janácek Conservatory, Mladé Pódium International Festival of Young Artists, the 12th International Festival of Electroacoustic Music in Brno, the Leipzig Neue Gewandhaus, at Dvorak Hall, Prague, and at Galerie EXPRMNTL, in Toulouse, France. His music has been described as 'peaceful, intimate, and painstakingly crafted' (Christy Desmith, City Pages) and 'not for the faint-hearted listener' (Juliet Patterson, mnartists.org). Widely known for his interactive electroacoustic chamber music and experimental performance pieces, he has received honors and awards from the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Fellowship for Composition, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Central Minnesota State Arts Board, and the MUSICA NOVA 98 International Electroacoustic Music Competition. He is a Professor of Music at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, where he teaches composition, electroacoustic music and theory, and is currently Vice President of Programs for the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS).
Carla Rees is an alto and bass flute specialist based in the UK. She works to develop new repertoire for her instruments and has premiered over 300 works. She is Artistic Director of rarescale, with whom she performs in the UK and internationally, and teaches the flute at Royal Holloway University of London and composition at the Open College of the Arts. rarescale is a flexible-instrumentation chamber ensemble, formed in 2003. The ensemble has developed an international reputation for its innovative programming and in particular for its performances of repertoire for alto and bass flute. rarescale performs regularly in the UK and abroad and has an open call for scores inviting submissions from composers of all styles.