Alexander Elliott Miller

TO….OBLIVION: Historic Landmarks Around Los Angeles

Alexander Elliott Miller is a composer and guitarist on the faculty of California State University Long Beach and Chapman University.

“TO….OBLIVION” is a suite of compositions for electric guitar, sound effects and video, inspired by historic landmarks around Los Angeles, of some societal or personal significance. In each video, a slideshow of images of a selected historic site are presented accompanied by environmental sounds, sound effects, and a live guitar soundtrack performed by the composer, examine the constantly changing landscape of our greater city and the forces driving it.

Performance includes presentations of: “The Belmont Tunnel,” an abandoned subway tunnel downtown; “The Walk of a Thousand Lights,” Long Beach’s Pike Amusement Park; “The Dunbar Hotel,” a hotel at the heart of Central Avenue’s mid-20th Century Jazz scene; “Zanja Madre,” the original aqueduct in LA, built by Spanish settlers in 1781; “At Sunset (and Horn Ave.),” the Sunset Strip’s Tower Records; and “Anaheim’s Center Street.”

Performance date and time: 
Saturday, October 21st, 2017,
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Produced by FLOOD in partnership with:

Arts Council for Long BeachMillworksPort of Long BeachIce House Arts Complex Long BeachLong Beach Community FoundationWork Evolution Laboratories