about interference arts

Interference Arts, a Company That Creates Multimedia Performances in Minneapolis, MN

Interference Arts employs music, inter-media performance work, arts-based community development and visionary research to promote healthy individuals and vital, sustainable communities. We are built on the foundation that the arts play an important role in addressing human challenges and breaking down traditional barriers to communication and problem solving.

Interference Arts projects include music and multimedia performances, installations and gallery exhibitions, community development initiatives where the arts play a significant role, and arts-focused research envisioning the world far into the future. Artwork focuses attention on individual and communal understanding, and on clarifying our goals and our path. Community development initiatives employ the arts to address community challenges, and are targeted towards infusing the arts as a critical component of creating healthy and sustainable communities. Research activities envision the future as a means to highlight current conditions, and to clarify a path to achieve long term strategic goals.

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About Craig Harris

Craig Harris, Creator of Multimedia Performances in Minneapolis, MN

Craig Harris is the Artistic Director of Interference Arts and is a composer, designer, performer and writer. Harris creates multimedia dramatic stage works, interactive sculptural environments, and creative story spaces. Throughout his career he has been engaged in several creative waves, including computer music development, electronic arts evolution and arts-based community development initiatives.

Harris is a recipient of the 2016 Right Here Showcase Commission, and has received grants to support his work from the McKnight Foundation Next Step Grant, the American Composers Forum/Jerome Foundation Composers Commission Project, the Hanson Institute for American Music, Rimon: the MN Jewish Arts Council, the Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund.

He is a former President of the International Computer Music Association, and former Executive Director of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. In Minneapolis he has been Executive Director of Ballet of the Dolls and the Ritz Theater Foundation, where he led the initiative to renovate the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis, and has been Managing Director and Interim Director at the Playwrights’ Center. Harris received his Ph.D. in Composition at the Eastman School of Music.


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Recent Works