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DJ Spooky spins through Seattle this weekend

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Fans of “trip hop” will have several chances this weekend to track the beats, samples, and loops of DJ Spooky.

DJ Spooky, a.k.a. Paul D. Miller, rolls into town tomorrow afternoon for a DJ/iPad workshop at Experience Music Project. Miller plans on diving into some of his most recent multimedia projects including “Of Water and Ice,” while he breaks down his thoughts on the core elements of hip hop, conceptual art and the ever expanding role technology plays in our creativity. The workshop starts at 4pm - tickets are $10 (free to EMP members).

From EMP, DJ Spooky will take a small break before he heads up to Capitol Hill to spin some of his magic at Barboza. There should be no shortage of dancing Saturday night as special guest Suntonio Bandanaz, along with DJ Able, join in on the evening’s fun. Tickets are $20.

On Sunday, DJ spooky moves over to the Moore Theatre where he will introduce his remix of D.W. Griffith’s silent film on the Civil War, “Birth of a Nation.” The infamous 1915 work by Griffith was made in the silent film era but DJ Spooky’s gives his “Rebirth of the Nation” new meaning and new sound with music composed by Miller himself and recorded by the Kronos Quartet. The film kicks off at 7 pm and tickets run $15 general admission and $5 for students/seniors.

For additional information on all DJ Spooky happenings this weekend visit the Seattle Theatre Group.