DJ Spooky's geographic honour
It may seem a little strange, upon first glance: an American DJ, being inducted as a fellow into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. But it's not so strange if you take a closer look at the work of Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky "that subliminal kid".
DJ Spooky is, yes, a DJ, whose work spans electronic and hip hop and some jazz and classical influences too. But he's not just stringing together beats: he's taking inspiration from sources like his polar trips to the Arctic and Antarctica, and turning mathematical analyses of snowflakes into music, and even writing a book on ice. And it's for his deep interest in these polar regions that Miller is being honoured by the Geographical Society.
DJ Spooky joined us in studio before being inducted -- listen below to the interview, and check out his cool compostion Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica.