“Elijah in the Wadi” is a multimedia dramatic work exploring the life, times and character of the Prophet Elijah. “Elijah in the Wadi” was first produced at Illusion Theatre in April, 2016, as part of The Right Here Showcase. Two new grants support an initiative to tour the show to diverse communities.
In this post I share my reaction to the current political and social situation in the form of two “narrative soundscapes” from my soundscape created for the dance theater company Off-Leash Area’s show “AfterWind”. “Present – Death Anxiety” depicts the character Death Anxiety in present time, illustrating how authoritarian figures play upon our fears to gain power and control over us. “Coming To” reflects how I will feel from the explosive shock if Donald Trump wins the presidency on November 8.
This post considers the aphorism “The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good”, as I strive to be better about sharing my work with others. This is the beginning of providing information about my recent show “Elijah in the Wadi”, and also highlights my collaboration with the dance theater company Off Leash Area. I am writing and producing music for their upcoming show “Afterwind”.
Interference Arts Artistic Director Craig Harris’ latest multimedia dramatic work Elijah in the Wadi appears this weekend (April 8, 9, 10) in The Right Here Showcase at Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.
This week we take Elijah in the Wadi into rehearsal, and I’m excited to move this work out of the studio and up on its feet. I’m fortunate to have a tremendous artistic team working with me, and I want to recognize the substantial impact that these exceptional collaborative artists have in the development of my work. Their vast cumulative experience, insights, generosity and willingness to explore new terrain with unbounding...
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Craig Harris is the Artistic Director of Interference Arts and is a composer, performer and writer who has been at the forefront of several creative waves, including computer music development, electronic arts evolution and arts-based community development initiatives.Learn More