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 has collaborated as composer and designer with a variety of organizations, including dance theater companies Ballet of the Dolls, Zorongo Flamenco, Off-Leash Area and Katha Dance Theatre.
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.