Reviews

 

Browse a collection of reviews of compositions and productions by Craig Harris and Interference Arts here.

 

Off-Leash Area’s Dancing On the Belly of the Beast

The sound composition, played live by Craig Harris, enhances the dreamlike solemnity.

                                                                                                        June 25, 2017 by Caroline Palmer in the Star Tribune

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AfterWind

“The performers are largely silent, with the soundtrack provided by a Craig Harris soundscape that may be the real star of the show. Reminiscent of avant-garde tape experiments from the mid-20th century, Harris’s score of rumblings and distant
moans is strange and fascinating. Conventional music would also have worked for this piece, but Harris’s sound
creates a distinctive experience.”
                                                                                                                         Monday, July 25, 2016 by Jay Gabler in Arts & Leisure

 

 

 

Craig Harris’ sound design (or, as it’s probably more correctly described in the program, a sound composition) kicks in from the very first moment. The audience and performers are awash in sound from beginning to end. At first with a cacophony of speaking voices blending together, accompanied by an underlying track of common sounds associated with such indoor environments.
                                                                           Sunday, July 24, 2016 by Matthew Everett (Single White Fringe Geek arts blog)

 

 

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Off-Leash Area’s AfterWind (2016)

 

It is She Who I See
This is a review by Janet Preus on “howwastheshow.com” of the show It is She Who I See, produced in November 2012 at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

 

Five Books: First Series – the Journey
This is an article by Dean Seal published on “mnartists.org” following a workshop reading of the multimedia oratorio “Five Books: First Series – the Journey”, produced in February 2008.

 

 

 

The Hill has Something to Say NY Times Review This is a review by Anthony Tommasini published in the New York Times of Harris’ The Hill has Something to Say, performed in Alice Tully Hull at Lincoln Center in May 2000 by soprano Renée Fleming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Shoes TJL Strib Review smallThis is a review by Rohan Preston that appeared in the Star Tribune of a dance theater production of “The Red Shoes”, produced at Theatre de la Jeune Lune in July 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Threshold MA ReviewThis is a review by David Patrick Stearns published in Musical America in 1983 of Harris’ composition “Threshold.” The composition was performed at the 1983 International Computer Music Conference at Eastman School of Music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2by5 Review highlightThis is a review by McKenzie Porter of the cabaret show “Two By Five”, a revue comprised of compositions by Kander and Ebb, produced in Toronto in 1979.