Eartrumpet is the website of trumpeter, 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, the score for BAFTA award winning dance theatre performance At Swim Two Boys by Earthfall (UK), and a Golden Eye Award (Sydney) for his multi-stream radio performance Idea of South.
He is the musical director of the internationally acclaimed Ethernet Orchestra, a networked music ensemble exploring new approaches to intercultural telematic improvisation. The ensemble informs his research interests in examining cross-cultural collaborative interaction in networked and digitally mediated environments.
Recent performances, exhibitions and presentations include VIVID 2016; 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 - eartrumpet blog