warbling elephant music is the moniker for the creative musical production of Christopher J. Miller—the name I use (generally I go by Chris) as a less fanciful form of disambiguation.

My output includes numerous compositions, many of them for gamelan instruments. Equally important, and reflecting proclivities and involvements that predate and have persisted alongside my formal training in composition, are improvisation and collaboration.

This part of what I do has a mostly symbiotic relationship with my activities as a performer, scholar, and educator. These are also described on this site.

My interests in all of these areas revolve around two centers of gravity: Central Javanese gamelan, and music typically characterized as experimental, exploratory, or—as the late Indonesian composer I Wayan Sadra put it—music that is not ordinary.