Eartrumpet is the website of musician, academic and media sound artist Dr Roger Mills. It illustrates a range of projects, practice, and research that explores networked music performance, improvisation, sound and music design and experimental radio.
Roger is a classically trained musician, and self taught improviser who has worked as a composer and sound designer for both stage and screen. Credits include sound design for multiscreen cinema film Hindsight - Ignition Films, score for BAFTA award winning dance theatre performance At Swim Two Boys by Earthfall (UK), and a Golden Eye Award (Sydney) for his contrapuntal radio performance Idea of South. He is also musical director of the internationally acclaimed Ethernet Orchestra, a networked music performance ensemble exploring new approaches to intercultural tele-improvisation. Roger completed his PhD at the University of Technology in 2014, and currently works as a lecturer in the Facultuy of Arts and Social Sciences.
Recent performances, exhibitions and presentations include Transmediale, Berlin 2015, Flight of the Sea Swallow, Braunschweig, Germany, 2014; International Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology, Berlin, 2014, ISEA Sydney 2013, Istanbul, 2011; NIME++2010, Sydney, and Memory Flows (2010) Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney.
For current activities and trajectories see chora blog.