For South African composer and sound artist Philip Miller, aural histories and personal testimony are often his starting point. Having grown up during apartheid, he is drawn to working from both public and personal archives (sound, photographic and text –based). These elements serve not only to inspire but also become part of his compositional practice. His ability to work across different musical genres and media, has led him to establish significant collaborations with choreographers, film-makers and visual artists, including his long- time collaborator, William Kentridge. His “sound” is often multi-layered using techniques of electronic sampling and sound collage. He is currently, an honorary fellow at The Archive and Public Culture Institute, University of Cape Town.