The Interference Arts Store is a catalog of Artistic Director Craig Harris’ works that are available for sale, including Music composed for several projects; Scores to perform some of his compositions; Digital Illustrations by Candy Kuehn created for several of his multimedia performance projects; and Photographs by Marion Gray and others documenting Harris’ performances and research. Some of the CDs, scores and digital illustrations/photos are available in physical form; much more is available for download.
Whether you purchase products or not, this site provides new pathways into Craig Harris’ body of work spanning decades. It is a unique opportunity to explore the work in the context of the projects that provided the catalyst for their creation. Many music excerpts are available to experience, and this is the first opportunity to view the rich visual material that became part of the design for several projects outside of the performance or presentation experience.
Enjoy the journey! And come back again – more work will become available in the coming months.
Craig Harris Music
Craig Harris is the Artistic Director of Interference Arts and is a composer, theater artist, writer and producer. He creates music, multimedia performances, interactive sculptural environments, and creative story spaces. Here is his music composed for a variety of his projects, and the stories behind the music.
Some of the music is available in CD format. All of the music is available for download as in mp3 or in wav format.
|GONE – a suite about loss|
GONE (2019) is Craig Harris’ keyboard suite that explores the intense emotional terrain of loss.The movements in the suite include Passing, Release, Nostalgia, Loss, Emptiness, Gratitude, Regret, Longing, Guilt and Freedom, and includes and electronic soundscape coda Meditation: Earth and Sky.
|It is SHE Who I See|
It is SHE Who I See (2012) is Craig Harris’ immersive multimedia performance that celebrates the original woman who is in all of us based on a digital illustration created by artist Candy Kuehn, and a poem by renowned poet Rita Dove – “The Hill has Something to Say”.
|The Red Shoes Ballet Suite|
The Red Shoes Ballet Suite is music composed by Craig Harris for the dance theater Ballet of the Dolls’ production “The Red Shoes,” produced in 2001 and 2002. The show is based on the 1948 movie The Red Shoes, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger in 1948, which incorporates Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a young girl’s love of dance.
|Reimagining Sleeping Beauty|
Reimagining Sleeping Beauty is music composed by Craig Harris for dance theater Ballet of the Dolls’ production “Sleeping Beauty,” produced in 2003. In the scenario for this show Sleeping Beauty remains in hibernation in the middle of the forest until she is found after 100 years, and she is put on exhibition in a museum. Sleeping Beauty awakens in our modern era, faced with confusing notions about beauty and meaning in life.
This is the compilation of Craig Harris’ computer music composition inDelicate Balance (1989), comprised of 4 movements: “Cloud to Clarity,” “Somewhere between,” “Room Talk,” and “Room Views.” inDelicate Balance exists at the unseen, imaginary barrier, at once on all sides, and always inside and outside. It contains found sounds, live and manipulated piano sounds, and representations of sounds from the inner ear and internal world. inDelicate Balance offers a perspective on contemporary existence utilizing the sounds that surround us.
This is an offering of selected individual compositions by Craig Harris, including The Hill has Something to Say (2000) – a composition for soprano, piano and amphora, based on a poem by renowned poet Rita Dove; Two Movements for Piano – “Still” and “Gentle Rain” (2015); and Music Box Variations II (2019) – a free improvisation using a digital instrument that incorporates sampled sounds from a music box and sampled piano resonance tones.
Digital Illustrations & Photographs
A selection of digital illustrations and photographs have been curated to offer a variety of views into Craig Harris’ work, including digital illustrations by Candy Kuehn that were created for projection design in multimedia productions, and photographs by Marion Gray documenting Harris’ research simulating future creative workspaces (learn about the Configurable Space project). Candy Kuehn’s digital illustrations provided dramatic visual source material that was projected into the performance spaces for each production, with imagery displaying on multiple translucent scrims cascading throughout the stage, creating an rich immersive visual environment that complements the multi-channel immersive audio environment. Marion Gary’s photographs have become part of many hybrid performance-presentations and gallery exhibitions presenting Harris’ research, and have been incorporated into several journal articles, book chapters, and international conference proceedings.
SenseAbility (2017/2018) is Craig Harris’ multimedia dramatic work that explores how our personal experiences and cultural narratives help us navigate issues about individual and community responsibility and accountability.Artist Candy Kuehn created the signature image for this show, and created several images that were integrated into the performance.
|Elijah in the Wadi|
Elijah in the Wadi (2016) is Craig Harris’ multimedia dramatic performance that explores the life, times, and character of the Prophet Elijah, an iconic figure who appears as a witness and activist in the stories of all three Abrahamic religions – “the People of the Book.”Artist Candy Kuehn created the signature image for this show, and created several images that were integrated into the performance.
|The Five Books Project|
Craig Harris’ Five Books Project (2007 – 2013) delves into stories from the Five Books of Moses (The Old Testament). It is an exploration about the journey of a people wandering in the wilderness; and it is a story about Moses, an individual called to lead, questioning his purpose and ability along the path.Craig Harris, Candy Kuehn and Damian Day created several images that were integrated into the performance ofFive Books: First Series– the Journey. Candy Kuehn created additional digital illustrations for The Five Books Choral Suite andBabel Clarion.
|It is SHE Who I See|
It is She Who I See (2012) is Craig Harris’ immersive multimedia performance that celebrates the universal woman who is in all of us. Artist Candy Kuehn created the signature image for this show, and several digital illustrations that were integrated into the performance.
GONE (2019) is a multimedia suite that explores the intense emotional terrain of loss.Artist Candy Kuehn created the signature image for this show, and created several digital illustrations that were integrated into the performance.
|Configurable Space – Photographs|
Photographer Marion Gray captured Craig Harris’ Configurable Space Project (1987 – 1994), a multi-year research and design initiative that explores future creative work environments, the creative process,and the use of new technological resources to support creativity, and artistic project development and production.
Craig Harris’ Music Scores
Music scores are currently available for the following projects:
- GONE (2019), a multi-movement suite that explores the intense emotional terrain of loss.
- The Hill has Something to Say (2000), based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove. Two versions: one for Soprano & Piano, and one with a soundscape.
- Suite for Cello and Piano (2012).
- Two Movements for Piano (2015), comprised of “Still” and “Gentle Rain,” originally composed for the Suite for Cello and Piano, and re-envisioned as solo piano compositions.
|GONE - a keyboard suite about loss (Score)|
The music score for Craig Harris’ composition GONE, a multi-movement suite that explores the intense emotional terrain of loss.
|$18.00 – $24.00|
|The Hill has Something to Say - for Soprano & Piano (Score)|
The music score for Craig Harris’ composition The Hill has Something to Say, version for Soprano & Piano, based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove.
|$12.00 – $18.00|
|The Hill has Something to Say - Soprano, Piano & Amphora (Score)|
The music score for Craig Harris’ composition The Hill has Something to Say, version for Soprano, Piano & Amphora, based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove. Includes soundscape cues for performance use.
|$15.00 – $21.00|
|Suite for Cello and Piano (Score)|
The music score for Craig Harris’ composition Suite for Cello and Piano.
|$16.00 – $22.00|
|Two Movements for Piano (Score)|
The music score for Craig Harris’ compositionTwo Movements for Piano, comprised of “Still” and “Gentle Rain”.
|$8.00 – $12.00|