2008 Swing Space Resident, Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center At Governors Island
Violinist and multidisciplinary artist Maria Millar has performed as a soloist throughout Canada, China, Japan, Ireland and the US. 170 performances in the principal role of Solo Dancing Fiddler in Riverdance On Broadway and the North American and Asian Tours of Riverdance: The Show included 4 center stage numbers of improvised solos and simultaneous fiddling and dance. Maria also performed in Radio City Music Hall's One World Jam and premiered her creation for 5 prerecorded violin tracks and 1 live dancing violinist, All for One, on CBC's nationally televised The Great Canadian Music Dream. Most recently, Maria toured her one-woman show of original compositions for violin, voice and dance – funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts – that illustrates her vision of the multidisciplinary performing artist. Maria currently performs in Kilterclash, a trio whose original works unify the diverging sounds of world and classical music with the force of rock. Beyond performing her creations, Maria lives to improvise: her arrangements and aural transcriptions of Japanese, Chinese, Celtic, Gypsy, Klezmer, Tango, Turkish, blues, jazz, pop, rock and classical music have laid the foundation for fearless ad-libbing in any setting. Maria holds accelerated BM/MM’s from The Juilliard School.
Kilterclash is a trio created to explore world and classical music forms within a rock music framework. At 14 Wall Street Millar will be creating a full-length show that incorporates music, language and dance for the group.