Celebrate the 2023 Deep Water Literary Festival with a dance party in the unique grounds of Narrowsburg’s Fort Delaware with DJ Spooky spinning music, and courtesy wine bar generously provided by The Pale by Sacha Lichine.
Paul A Miller / DJ Spooky
Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer. He has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His 2018 album, DJ Spooky Presents: Phantom Dancehall, debuted at #3 on Billboard Reggae, and his large-scale, multimedia performance pieces include “Rebirth of a Nation,” Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Seoul Counterpoint, written during his 2014 residency at Seoul Institute of the Arts. He was the inaugural artist-in-residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s The Met Reframed, 2012-2013. His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and; The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world.
Jason Sherwin, aka DJ Shredder Thor, is a producer, DJ, composer and pianist. He is CEO and Founder of deCervo, a neuroscience tech company that provides decision training in sports, military and police applications. With a strong background in classical music, he studied piano with professors at DePaul University School of Music and earned a major in Music Composition from the University of Chicago. In 2020, he released a house/dance album with strong influence from classical music and pop in the EP, “Every Breath You Ex Oh.” In 2022, he released “If Schubert Were A DJ”, a deeper dive into classical music structures expressed in deep house/dance styling. In line with Deep Water’s 2023 theme of George Orwell, this album featured the track “Origins of Totalitarianism (Hannah Arendt Remix)”, a musical homage to the philosophical work of the same name by Arendt.