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Inside the Mind of Andrew Miller

Andrew Reed Miller founded Motion Ensemble in 1998. Andrew is principal bass of Symphony NB, Atlantic Sinfonia, and is a faculty member of the NB Youth Orchestra and Sistema NB organization. Andrew's principal mentors were David Currie in Ottawa and Joel Quarrington in Toronto. He has played with The Canadian Opera Company, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Miller has written music for orchestra, dance, chamber music, film, theatre, performance art and installations. Miller lives in Fredericton and is a proud father. Andrew is an advocate of 5ths tuning and uses a bow made in 1990 by Reid Hudson and a bass (2001) by Masa Inokuchi. Andrew is the host of Re:Sound, a weekly show on community radio CHSR 97.9 FM. He also teaches courses in the audio engineering department of the Centre for Arts and Technology.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
When a marriage breaks up and all that ensues...

Where would you like to live?
Saint John NB (where I live) or Brooklyn NY

What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Getting a massage

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Eating, Drinking

Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
I like the unnamed protagonist of Len Deighton's "The Ipcress File" and "Funeral in Berlin" I also like Ian Fleming's James Bond.

Who are your favorite characters in history?
I like 18th C inventors and composers

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
All women are heroes because they have to put up with sexism

Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?

Your favorite painter?
Gerhard Richter and my partner Deanna Musgrave

Your favorite musician?
Too many to mention

The quality you most admire in a man?
A combination of self-assuredness and curiosity

The quality you most admire in a woman?
Same as above

Your favorite virtue?

Your favorite occupation?
Chef or Brew master

Who would you have liked to be?
Film cameraman

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