The Interference Arts Store is a catalog of Artistic Director Craig Harris’ works that are available for sale, including his Music; 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 examples 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
|GONE – a suite about loss|
GONE 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. Meditation: Earth and Sky is an electronic soundscape that serves as a coda to be presented in situations where good quality sound systems are available. The piano version of the suite is available as a compilation or as individual tracks, in “wav” or in “mp3” format.
|It is SHE Who I See|
It is SHE Who I See 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 music from the show includes 14 tracks of selections from several of Craig Harris’ works created since 1983, and is available as a physical CD, and for download as a compilation or as individual tracks, in “wav” or in “mp3” format.
|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.The music from the show includes 8 tracks, and is available as a physical CD, and for download as a compilation or as individual tracks, in “wav” or in “mp3” format. The CD version also includes the music from the Reimagining Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite.
|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.The music from the show includes 10 tracks, and is available as a physical CD, and for download as a compilation or as individual tracks, in “wav” or in “mp3” format. The CD version also includes the music from The Red Shoes Ballet Suite.
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. This work offers a perspective on contemporary existence utilizing the sounds that surround us.The music is available for download as a compilation or as individual tracks, in “wav” or in “mp3” format.
This is an offering of selected individual compositions by Craig Harris, including:
The Hill has Something to Say – a composition for soprano, piano and amphora, based on a poem by renowned poet Rita Dove. The poem expresses the depth and meaning of all that has unfolded through time on the hill, and reinforces the thread that holds all time together in us. This work was commissioned for soprano Renée Fleming, and premiered in 2000 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on a concert of live American composers.
Two Movements for Piano – “Still” and “Gentle Rain”, two compositions for solo piano. These pieces originated as movements composed for Harris’ Suite for Cello and Piano, and were re-envisioned to be performed by solo piano.
Music Box Variations II – a free improvisation using a digital instrument that incorporates sampled sounds from a music box, sampled piano resonance tones, and an electronic piano sound to form the foundation for an improvised theme and variations.
The music is available for download as a compilation or as individual tracks, in “wav” or in “mp3” format.
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 simulated 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.
SenseAbility is Craig Harris’ multimedia dramatic work that explores how our personal experiences and cultural narratives help us navigate our ongoing struggle to make the world a better place.
|Elijah in the Wadi|
Elijah in the Wadi is Craig Harris’ multimedia dramatic performance that explores the life, times, and character of the Prophet Elijah.
|The Five Books Project|
Five Books is Craig Harris’ multimedia performance project that explores the life, times, and character of the Prophet Elijah, an iconic figure who appears in the stories of all three Abrahamic religions – “the People of the Book.”
|It is SHE Who I See|
It is She Who I See is Craig Harris’ immersive multimedia performance that celebrates the universal woman who is in all of us.
GONE is a suite that explores the intense emotional terrain of loss.
|Configurable Space – Photographs|
Photographs by Marion Gray capturing Craig Harris’ Configurable Space Project, a research and design initiative that explores future creative work environments, the creative process and the use of new technological resources to support artistic functions.
Craig Harris Music Scores
A limited selection of Craig Harris’ Music Scores are currently available.
|GONE - a keyboard suite about loss|
The music score for GONE, a keyboard suite that explores the intense emotional terrain of loss.
|$20.00 – $35.00|
|The Hill has Something to Say - score for Soprano & Piano|
The score for Craig Harris’ “The Hill has Something to Say,” for Soprano & Piano, based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove.
|$20.00 – $35.00|
|The Hill has Something to Say - Soprano, Piano & Amphora|
The music score for Craig Harris’ “The Hill has Something to Say,” for Soprano, Piano & Amphora, based on a poem by the poet Rita Dove. Includes soundscape cues for performance use.
|$20.00 – $35.00|
|Suite for Cello and Piano|
Craig Harris’ Suite for Cello and Piano
|Two Movements for Piano|
Two Movements for Piano is comprised of “Still” and “Gentle Rain”, compositions for solo piano by Craig Harris.