Craig Harris continues his concert series of solo keyboard-based performances on September 10, 2019 at 7:00PM. In this series Craig revisits music created for dance and theater shows throughout his career – revitalizing it, creating new work based on raw materials from these shows, and presenting new compositions currently in development.
Harris’s multimedia stage work, interactive sculptures and creative story spaces have been experienced by Twin Cities audiences on stages for dance and theater for many years. This series is a rare opportunity to experience his music in concert form. The series theme, Untether, represents both the artist and audience being “released from tether” to explore musical and emotional terrain together in non-traditional and unexpected ways.
This video by Jim Peitzman is an excerpt from Untether 2, performed on May 14 at Homewood Studios. This is an improvisation based on the scene Vicky and Julian Fall in Love, from the music composed for the ballet The Red Shoes, created for the dance theatre company Ballet of the Dolls in 2001. This music was developed from the scene where prima ballerina Victoria Paige and composer Julian Craster fall in love:
The visual art seen in this video example is work by Peyton Russell, exhibited in May 2019 at Homewood Studios.
This third concert of the series features Craig’s Music Box Variations, a multi-movement improvisation incorporating sampled and transformed sounds from a music box gifted to him in the late 1960s. Some of this source material has been used in various pre-recorded forms for shows over the years, and this is the first time it is being performed live.
Homewood Studios is an intimate environment to experience Craig’s work. The Untether concert series at Homewood Studios are free of charge.
The fourth concert in the Untether series takes place on November 12 at 7 p.m. at Homewood Studios.
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411