"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Composer Philip Miller talks about his long-time collaboration with William Kentridge, scoring and performing original music for the artist’s animated films such as "Felix in Exile" (1994) and the multi-channel video installation "I am not me, the horse is not mine" (2009). Miller’s compositions synthesize and draw inspiration from various musical traditions, from the romantic classicism of Antonín Dvořák, to the modern atonality of Dmitri Shostakovich, to the folk instrumentation and harmonies of contemporary South African choral music.
Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Susan Sollins. Camera: Jarred Alterman & Bob Elfstrom. Sound: Ray Day. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Artwork Courtesy: William Kentridge. Special Thanks: Philip Miller & The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2010 Art21, Inc.