us-eeThree Free Radicals
Minneapolis based composer and live-electronics performer Scott L. Miller teams up with Estonian guitarist Mart Soo as "Three Free Radicals" for this collection of free improvisations. The collaboration was the result of Miller's Fulbright sponsored five month stay in Tallinn where he discovered a fertile avant garde improvisation scene.

This newest release on the Panoramic Recordings imprint showcases Miller's inventive activities as a live-electronics performer. In this collaboration with Estonian guitarist Mart Soo (under the ensemble name "Three Free Radicals") Miller brings the depth of his sonic vocabulary that he has developed in his through-composed works to his arsenal as an improviser, resulting in a fascinating journey through off-kilter grooves, glitchy mechanical textures, and demonic soundscapes. Miller manipulates pre-composed textural material as well as live processing of Soo's stylistically omnivorous guitar, giving him a series of variables to adjust during a performance.

Guitarist/composer/improviser Mart Soo (pronounced sō) is based in Tallinn, Estonia, where he attended (and now teaches at) the G. Ots Tallinn Music School. In addition to guitar, he employs live electronics in the performance of free improv, jazz, and minimalist music, and can be heard on dozens of CDs of his own music and as a sideman. He composes for radio plays, theater, and film, and since 2005 he and Taavi Kerikmäe have curated Tallinn’s most visible improvised music series, IMPROTEST.

Mart Soo has performed and collaborated with an impressive cast of international musicians at festivals throughout Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The musicians he has worked with represent a wide and diverse range of music styles—jazz, classical, non-Western, improvised, electro-acoustic, vocal; the list is long. Some of the notable names include: Fred Frith, Xavier Charles, Brian Melvin, Markus Reuter, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Weekend Guitar Trio, Paul Lovens, Jean-Marc Montera and Vox Clamantis.

Scott L. Miller is known for his interactive electroacoustic chamber music, ecosystemic performance pieces, and use of the Kyma sound design environment in free improv. He is a Fulbright Scholar, has been a Lucas Arts Fellow, and twice been named a McKnight Composer Fellow. He is currently a Professor of Music at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, and President of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS).

Three Free Radicals performs on saturday, August 5.