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2019

April 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm
World Minimal Music Festival
Muziekgebouw, Grote Zaal (Great Hall), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michael Harrison performs Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation
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May 2019
Festival Dag in de branding, The Hague
Amsterdam Cello Octet performs Just Ancient Loops in a program with the première of a composition by Hugo Morales and Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint

2018

February 3-10, 2018
Creative Music Intensive with Michael Harrison
Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
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February 6, 2018, 12:00 pm
Church of the Epiphany, Washington, D.C.
Sophia Subbayya Vastek performs raga-based works by Michael Harrison, as well as music by Reena Esmail, Asha Srinivasan, and John Cage
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February 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Creative Music Intensive final concert
With Michael Harrison, Sophia Vastek, Sam Torres and participants
Arts Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
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February 27-March 27, 2018
La Napoule Art Foundation, composer-in-residence
Château de La Napoule, France
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March 2, 2018 7:30 pm
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), The Knoll
Stamford University, Palo Alto, CA
Mari Kimura performs new works by Michael Harrison, Mari Kimura, Chris Lortie, Hermeto Pascoal, and Jean-Claude Risset
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March 24, 2018 at 0:00-24:00 CET
ToBe Continued 24-Hour Live Streaming Concert
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May 14-June 3, 2018; June 2, Open Studios
Marble House Project, composer-in-residence
Dorset, VT
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July 22-August 5, 2018
Creative Music Intensive
Arts Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
Michael Harrison & Sophia Vastek, directors
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August 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Creative Music Intensive final concert
With Michael Harrison, Sophia Vastek, Payton MacDonald, Sam Torres and participants
Arts Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
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September 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
EYE Amsterdam: Films for Cello
Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Maya Beiser performs music by Steve Reich, Michael Harrison, Michael Gordon, and David Lang, with films by Bill Morrison
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October 2-November 18, 2018
Yaddo, composer-in-residence
Saratoga Springs, NY

November 16, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands (venue t.b.d.)
Amsterdam Cello Octet performs Just Ancient Loops in a program with John Adams’ Shaker Loops and Steve Reich's Cello Counterpoint

November 24, 2018
Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Cello Octet performs Just Ancient Loops in a program with John Adams’ Shaker Loops and Steve Reich's Cello Counterpoint

2017

February 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm 
Michael Harrison and Michael Vincent Waller:
New music for just intonation piano, tabla and vocals
Carnegie Hill Concerts
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April 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm
MIT’s Center for Arts, Science & Technology, Cambridge, MA
Cellist Maya Beiser performs Harrison’s Just Ancient Loops with film by Bill Morrison

May 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
Pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek’s “Histories” Album Release Show: Innova Recordings CD
Raga-based works by Michael Harrison as well as music by John Cage 
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May 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Middleburg, VA
Sophia Subbayya Vastek performs raga-based works by Michael Harrison as well as music by Reena Esmail, John Cage and Michael Vincent Waller 
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May 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
An die Musik, Baltimore, MD
Sophia Subbayya Vastek’s “Histories” Album Release Show: Innova Recordings CD
Featuring raga-based music by Michael Harrison, John Cage and Donnacha Dennehy
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May 17, 2017, 7:30 pm
Cellist Clarice Jensen and artist Jonathan Turner present world-premieres of multi-media works
Cello Constellations for multi-track cello and electronics
Harrison and Turner’s Tone Rooms installation
The Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, New York, NY
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June 1-14, 2017
Millay Colony for the Arts, composer-in-residence
Austerlitz, NY
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June 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Roomful of Teeth summer solstice concert
The TANK Center for Sonic Arts, Rangely, CO
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July 28, 2017, 8:00 pm
Michael Harrison, Clarice Jensen and Anirban Roy Chowdhury
Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
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July 8-August 6, 2017
Constitution: Summer Workshop VI
Arts, Letters & Numbers, Averill Park, NY
Michael Harrison, visiting artist
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August 28-September 19
Ucross Foundation, composer-in-residence
Clearmont, WY
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September 27-October 23
I-Park Foundation, composer-in-residence
East Haddam, CT
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October 22, 2:00-5:00 pm
I-Park Open Studios
Michael Harrison performance and screening of “Just Ancient Loops” collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison
East Haddam, CT
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December 29, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam Cello Octet performs the Chorale from Just Ancient Loops



2016

Harmonic Sky
October 22, 4:00-8:00 pm
October 29, 4:00-8:00 pm
November 5, 4:00-8:00 pm
November 12, 4:00-8:00 pm
November 19, 4:00-8:00 pm
Arts Letters & Numbers
The Barn, 1543 Burden Lake Rd., Averill Park, NY, 12018
Collaborative installation by conceptual artist Megan Mosholder and Michael Harrison
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October 21, 2016, 7:30 pm
Great Music at St. Bart’s, 325 Park Ave., New York, NY
Third Sound previews the program it is taking to the Havana Contemporary Music Festival in November, including Harrison’s Radians Phase II
Tickets and video
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October 20, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Harmonic Sky, Opening Reception
Arts Letters & Numbers
The Barn, 1543 Burden Lake Rd., Averill Park, NY, 12018
Conceptual artist Megan Mosholder and Michael Harrison present their collaborative installation
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September 30, 2016
Shastra Symposium, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
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July 23-August 7, 2016
Arts, Letters & Numbers Music Workshop, Averill Park, NY
An inter-disciplinary workshop for performers and composers directed by Michael Harrison
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June 9, 2016, 7:00 pm
National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY
Harmonic Constellations: world premiere and CD release
Mari Kimura, multi-tack violin and computer generated sine tones
Tickets & Info                                       
New World Records CD
Harmonic Constellations CD liner notes 

May 21, 2016, 3:00 pm
Queens New Music Festival, Big Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens, NY
Sophia Vastek & Michael Harrison: Harrison, Glass, Dennehy
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May 3, 2016
New York, NY, Venue TBA
Radians Phase II (New York premiere), Third Sound

March 31 and April 1, 2016
Park Avenue Armory, New York City, NY
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth
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March 23, 2016
Roulette, New York City, NY
Chorale from Just Ancient Loops, String Orchestra of Brooklyn
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January 31, 2016
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth

January 27, 2016
Western Washington University PAC, Bellingham, WA
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth

January 25 and January 26, 2016
Music on Main, Vancouver, BC
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth

2015

December 19, 2015
Taipei Da-an Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Jaunpuri, Kaiyin Huang piano and ensemble

2015

December 18, 2015
Tainan Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Jaunpuri, Kaiyin Huang piano and ensemble

December 9, 2015, 8:00 pm
RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Galapagos In C, a new production directed by
David Gersten and Michael Harrison

December 5, 2015
Auditorium of Music, Taipei, Taiwan
Jaunpuri, Kaiyin Huang piano and ensemble

December 4, 2015
Zhongshan Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Jaunpuri, Kaiyin Huang piano and ensemble

November 29, 2015
Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Just Ancient Loops (film screening)
More information: http://www.louvre.fr/decasia

November 17, 2015, 8:30 pm
Havana Contemporary Music Festival
Basílica Menor de San Francisco de Asís, Havana, Cuba
Radians Phase II (premiere), Third Sound, a New York City-based ensemble
Presented by the American Composers Forum

October 25, 2015
Princeton University, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth

October 21, 2015
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth

October 19, 2015
Mt Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
Just Constellations, Roomful of Teeth

October 17, 2015
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

October 16, 2015
Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

October 15, 2015
Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

October 14, 2015
Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

October 2, 2015
Society for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

August 28, 2015
MASS MoCA, Hunter Performing Arts Center, North Adams, MA
Just Constellations (premiere),Roomful of Teeth

August 1, 2015
Arts, Letters & Numbers, The Mill, Averill Park, NY
theatrical/multi-media performance

June 12, 2015
Ojai Music Festival, Ojai, CA
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, multi-track cellos, with film by Bill Morrison

June 10, 2015
Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
accompanying master Indian vocalist, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan

April 26, 2015
Shastra Festival, Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
Jaunpuri, Mashkoor Ali Khan, vocals; Nitin Mitta, tabla; Michael Harrison, tamboura

April 13, 2015
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, New York, NY
Jaunpuri, Mashkoor Ali Khan, vocals; Nitin Mitta, tabla; Michael Harrison, tamboura

April 9, 2015
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

March 20, 2015
Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Orchestral Modules (premiere), MSM Composer’s Orchestra, Ben Grow, conductor

March 14, 2015
Kresge Auditorium, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

March 6 and 7, 2015
Texas International Theatrical Arts Society, City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

February 28, 2015
Beyond Microtonal Music Festival, Symposium Session 1
University of Pittsburgh, Music Building, room 132.

Ligeti’s Hamburg Concerto and La Monte Young’s Well-Tuned Piano. Charles, Corey, Anthony Cheung, Kyle Gann, and Michel Harrison, presenters;

February 27, 2015
Beyond Microtonal Music Festival, presented by University of Pittsburgh and the Andy Worhol Museum, The Worhol Theater
Michael Harrison performs Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation

February 16, 2015
Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
Radians Phase (premiere), Tactus

February 13, 2015, 7:30pm
University of Florida, University Auditorium, Gainesville, FL
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, multi-track cellos

January 22, 2015
Aztec Theatre, San Antonio, TX
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

2014

November 8, 2014
Washington Performing Arts, Washington, DC
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

October 23, 2014
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

October 9, 2014
Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

September 15, 2014
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

September 13, 2014
Logan Creative, Santa Ana, CA
Just Ancient Loops, Maya Beiser, cello

2013 and before

May 10, 2013
Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C.
Michael Harrison (piano) & Maya Beiser (cello), works from Time Loops CD.
Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C.

February 10, 2013
The Da Camera Society of Los Angeles: West Coast premiere of Chant

JACK Quartet

December 16, 2012
Metropolitan Museum of Art: Chant premiered by JACK Quartet
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Chant premiered by JACK Quartet

October & November, 2012
Pianist Kimball Gallagher performs Jaunpuri on extensive tour of India and S.E. Asia.

June 17, 2012
Bang on a Can Marathon
held at The Winter Garden as a part of River to River Festival, NYC
Premiere of Just Ancient Loops
by cellist, Maya Beiser with film by Bill Morrison.
Just Ancient Loops Premiere

May 25 – September 19, 2011
Centre Pompidou in Paris: The Bragdon Pavilion, installation in collaboration with artist Loris Greaud, Paris Delhi Bombay exhibit

June 19, 2011
Bang on a Can Marathon held at The Winter Garden as a part of River to River Festival, NYC: Hijaz
Performed by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco Nunez, with Maya Beiser (cello), Payton MacDonald (tabla & percussion), and the composer (keyboard).
Bang on A Can Marathon

May 6, 2011
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd St. Y, NYC: Premiere of Hijaz
by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco Nunez, with Maya Beiser (cello), Payton MacDonald (tabla & percussion), and the composer (just intonation piano).  Recorded and broadcast by American Public Media, hosted by John Schaefer,
YPC Premiere of Hijaz

April 24, 2010
Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium)

P performing Terry Riley’s In C featuring Kronos Quartet, with Dennis Russell Davies, So Percussion, Quartet New Generation, Wu Man, Evan Ziporyn, Philip Glass, and vocals by Terry Riley, Michael Harrison, Joan La Barbara, Judith Sherman, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, and others.
New York Times Review

February 18-19, 2010
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
, Denver, CO, Mile High Voltage Festival
Michael Harrison performs Revelation and collaborates with composer/clarinetist Evan Ziporyn
Tom Moon Review

March 7, 2009
Other Minds Festival
, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, CA
Premiere of Tone Clouds with Del Sol String Quartet and the composer on just intonation piano.
Joshua Kosman Feature Article in San Francisco Chronicle


Revelation: Music in Pure Intonation
(with the composer as pianist unless otherwise indicated)

Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC.
Tim Page Review

Music in the Morning, Vancouver Academy of Music, Vancouver, BC: Four concerts with author Stuart Isacoff engaging the audience about the work’s special tuning and its relationship to tuning through its historical context.
Music in the Morning Event

Santa Fe New Music, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM.
Santa Fe New Music Concert

Wordless Music Series, New York Society for Ethical Culture, NYC.
John Melillo Review

MicroFest, Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA; Joshua Pierce, pianist.
Mark Swed Review in Los Angeles Times

Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (world premiere). Westfalischer Anzeiger Review

Bang on a Can Marathon held at The Winter Garden as a part of River to River Festival, NYC.
Bang on a Can Marathon

Classical Recording Foundation Awards Ceremony, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC, award presented to the composer by Philip Glass.
CRF Awards

Merkin Concert Hall, Interpretations Series, NYC; Joshua Pierce, pianist.
Interpretations

The American Academy in Rome, concert and lecture-demonstration

Bucknell University, Rooke Recital Hall, Lewisburg, PA.
Bucknell Concert

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; Joshua Pierce, pianist.
Guild Hall Concert

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, CCi Solo Flights Festival, NYC (U.S. premiere)
Solo Flights Archive

Chelsea Art Museum, NYC

Roulette, NYC.
Roulette Concert

Faust Harrison Pianos, NYC.
Terry Riley & Michael Harrison Concert

Bang on a Can Summer Institute, MASSMoCA, North Adams, NY, lecture-demonstration

National Public Radio Tsunami Relief Pianothon, Faust Harrison Pianos, NYC

Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall, NYC, lecture-demonstration

The World Forum, Hilton Hotel, NYC

Private Concert, Brooklyn, NY, Stuart Isacoff concludes his book Temperament (A. Knopf) with this description of the First Concert with the Revelation Tuning


From Ancient World

(performances with the composer as pianist)

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, Quatro Pianoforti Festival: solo and group recitals with Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Charlemagne Palestine

New Sounds Live, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC, hosted by John Schaefer and broadcast live on WNYC

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, Packard Hall

Roulette, NYC.
Roulette Concert

Greenwich House, American Festival of Microtonal Music, NYC

Soundworks, Seattle, WA (world premiere)


North Indian Classical Concerts

(with Michael Harrison on vocals, piano or tambura)

Rubin Museum of Art, NYC, “Raga Cycle”: multiple concerts over multiple years of morning, afternoon, evening, and night ragas, with vocalist Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan, and tabla players including Pandit Samir Chatterjee and Nitin Mitta.
Rubin Museum Concert

New York Society for Ethical Culture, NYC, All-Night Concert of Indian Classical Music, with Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan (vocals) and Dibyarka Chatterjee (tabla)

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Synod Hall, NYC, All-Night Concert of Indian Classical Music, with Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan (vocals) and Pandit Samir Chatterjee (tabla)

Manhattan School of Music, Borden Hall, NYC, with Zero Gravity Contemporary Music Ensemble

Faust Harrison Pianos, NYC, Night Ragas Concert with Terry Riley


Rumi: Lovedrunk

(Collaboration with narrations of Rumi poetry by Shahram Shiva, Michael Harrison as co-composer/arranger, performing on piano & keyboard, vocals, tamboura, and frame drums, and other musicians)

Symphony Space, presented by the World Music Institute, NYC

Contemporary Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA, with guest narrator Deepak Chopra

University of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


La Monte Young’s The Well-Tuned Piano

Dia Art Foundation, NYC, Young’s 30-year retrospective concert series, at the composer’s invitation Michael became the only other person besides the composer to ever perform this extended work



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