The Anvil Orchestra
Roger Clark Miller, keyboards, composer.
Roger Miller studied composition at California Institute of the Arts and piano at the University of Michigan. In 1979, he moved to Boston and co-formed Mission of Burma. Since 1980 he has released over 50 albums, ranging from the aggressive avant-punk of Burma to piano-based music of Maximum Electric Piano, The Binary System and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. His chamber music has been performed at the New England Conservatory, Tufts University, and other venues. He joined the Alloy Orchestra in 1998, and has managed the Anvil Orchestra since 2021.
Miller is also a conceptual/sound artist. His first art installation in this direction, “Transmuting the Prosaic”, was at the BMAC in Brattleboro, VT and 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH. He is also a visual artist utilizing Max Ernst’s Frottage technique, and has been in numerous shows.
In addition to The Anvil Orchestra, Miller is currently active in "Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble", "The Fourth World Quartet", his current rock band Trinary System, and his chamber music.
For more information about Miller, visit his website at: www.rogerclarkmiller.com.
Terry Donahue, drums, accordion, musical saw, percussion.
Terry Donahue grew up in Connecticut and has long been fascinated by “found sound”. This curiosity has led him to be an integral part of Boston’s percussion scene as a founding member of the Concussion Ensemble, Alloy Orchestra, Zero Zero, and Arcade Ambo. He plucks his 4-string in country music in a country setting in his country home in Bennington, VT.
“Terry Donahue’s list of accomplishments could fill a whole book, but let’s just say his musical partners have ranged from Roger Miller to Ottmar Liebert (The New Age Flamenco King).” said Jon Bonni (The Pit Report, 1993).
For more about Terry Donahue, visit TerryDonahue.bandcamp.com.