Photo by Bill T Miller
Photo by Raffi - Tweak by Bill T Miller
BILL T MILLER = Musician Recording Engineer Producer Remixer Photographer Filmmaker
of the bands, Out of Band Experience (OBE) - Kings Of Feedback - Drum Army - King Of Slack - Orgy Of Noise - Zonkulator.
Like most kids of the mid-60s, BTM formed a rock band (with his younger brothers using tennis rackets for
guitars and trash can drums.) By the late 60s he started The Electric Onion and by the end of that era had veered off on a path for sonic exploration with feedback guitar, banging spring reverbs, backwards reel to reel tape machines, sine wave oscillator tweaking and so on. Ending up at recording arts school in San Francisco in the mid-70s studying recording and synthesizers. Eventually starting his own recording studio (Headroom) in Boston in mid-80s and freelancing at various local studios. BTM has been a recording engineer producer remixer (and live sound engineer) for an A to Z of artists like: Axemunkee, Bentmen, Cheater Slicks, Curious Ritual, Disrupt, Discordance Axis, Dropdead, Eric Mingus, FleshFlower, Gingerbread Men, Glenn Jones, Glazed Baby, Grief, High Defiance, John Eye, LiveSexAct, Melt-Banana, Nightstick, Nisi Period, Powerman 5000, Quintaine Americana, Roger Miller = no man & xyxyl, Saturnalia, The Showcase Showdown, State Of Fear, Tax Collectors, The Slaves, Twig, The Voodoo Dolls, Wargazm and many more. Although devoting much of his time and energy to recording (and photographing) other artist over the decades, his true passion has always been his own experimental music collaborations that mutate beyond genres forming his own label in 1989 to release these recordings. The last two decades have mostly been devoted to ORGY OF NOISE, where BTM utilizes an array of gizmos and gadgets from circuit bent toys to custom crafted acoustic instruments to junk percussion to assorted synthesizers to prepared guitars to mutated normal instruments. Sometimes solo, often with collaborators... mostly improv, but studio overdubs and actual composition are all indulged. Having gone so far out over the years, lately there is a yearning for actual songs and epic compositions, but somehow the NOISE always takes over.
* see/hear more BTM at: http://billtmiller.com
On May 27, 2015, Bill brought one of his ORGY OF NOISE mutant gizmo BTM rigs to Evil Clown HQ Studios (in Waltham/Boston) for a one hour improv Metal Chaos Ensemble recording session with master musical improvers, PEK & YURI.
* MCE guest BILL T MILLER - Electronics, Metal, Voice -
BTM ORGY OF NOISE electronics/percussion rig includes:
Circuit Bent PsychicEyeClix Stylophone & Evil Instruments Bent Toy Keyboard & Burnkit2600 BleepKit & Waterhed Bent Voice Changer & Custom BTM Spring-O Toy Piano Percussion Instrument all plugged into & Korg Mini-Kaoss Pad (for delay) into Realistic Mixer into Roland Cube Amp. http://OrgyOfNoise.com
* PEK - Alto Sax, Clarinet, Contra-Alto Clarinet, Oboe, Contra-Bassoon, Piccolo Oboe, Game Calls, Aquasonic, Theremin, Whistles, Metal, Voice
* YURI ZBITNOV - Metal, Drums, Aquasonic, Theremin, Voice
That PEK & YURI & BTM trio improv session, entitled "Electrochemical Oxidation" appears on the MCE "Chrononuauts" CD & MP3 release. (Evil Clown 9064)
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* Photos by Raffi & Sheri Hausey & Bill T Miller
Bill T Miller appears on the following Evil Clown titles:
Metal Chaos Ensemble
Bill T Miller Bio
On Leap of Faith: "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG
On Metal Chaos Ensemble: "... using unique strategies to yield densely active and eerily surreal music, an incredible excursion through experimental improvisation." - Squidco website staff