About

Miller Wrenn is a bassist, composer, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA.

His compositions and performances are primarily concerned with the tangibility of intention and unifying elements of composition and improvisation into one essential whole, regardless of stylistic idiom or performative medium.

As a bassist he is regarded for his versatility and deep knowledge of many musical traditions. He performs and records frequently in a wide variety of contexts. Recently and most notably with The Ensemble at CalArts, with which he performed the world premiere of John Cage’s “all sides of the small stone for Erik Satie” at the RedCat Theater in Los Angeles, and avant-garde jazz luminary Vinny Golia, with whom he performs regularly in both his small and large ensembles.

Additionally, he performs with and composes for a multitude of collective musical ventures and his own projects. He is a member of Off Cell, a forward-thinking quartet comprised of musicians from Los Angeles and Dallas, which released its debut recording in February of 2017. As both a performer and composer, he is a member of the New Music chamber group EnsembleVomma, which recently premiered his long-form work The Shape of Them Dissolving, for piano and string quintet, at ArtShare LA along with two premieres of renowned composer/violinist Mark Menzies.

Miller is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Bass Performance and Composition from California Institute of the Arts.

 

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