“Don’t know if I ever posted this here, but this an album I made with Harris in 2007.” – Rob Viola
memorial CD 1: the score is a work of art
In October 2008, friends and family collaborated on two CD compilations for Harris’ memorial. This one is a collection of Harris’ classical and new music compositions.
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@ the wulf.: this Sunday – 8:00 pm: music of harris wulfson – lost intuition, durations, livescore
08.29.10 8:00 pm
in memoriam harris wulfson
harris wulfson – lost intuition, durations, LiveScore
performed by casey anderson, eric km clark, april guthrie, orin
hildestad, kathy pisaro, gary schultz, mark so, laura steenberge,
christine tavolacci, and mike winter
(followed by grillout with dr. hildestad as chef)
@ the wulf. 1026 s santa fe ave #203 (code 2-0-3 to enter) la ca 90021
the wulf. is located at 1026 south santa fe avenue #203, los angeles,
ca 90021 (southeast downtown close to where the 10 meets the 5).
the wulf. is officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. tax
deductible contributions to the extent permitted by law may be made
payable to the wulf. if you are interested in contributing, please
visit our donate page linked on our website. nonetheless, as we are
just getting started with performances at the wulf., we are lacking
performance space necessities (most importantly, seating); so bring a
cushion, pillow, or chair if you want to relax comfortably on the
concrete floor (though we now have a carpet down).
the wulf. presents @ the stone, nyc.
11.19.2009 8:00 p.m.
the wulf. presents @ the stone, nyc.
music by eric km clark, joe kudirka, larry polansky, mark so, laura steenberge, mike winter and harris wulfson.
8:00 – 8:45: Harris Wulfson; LiveScore.
8:50 – 8:55: Eric km Clark; new piece.
9:00 – 9:45: Mike Winter; for gregory chaitin.
9:45 – 10:00: Pause.
10:00 – 10:05 – Larry Polansky; 34 Chords.
10:10 – 10:25 – Laura Steenberge; Lucifer in the Shadowlands.
10:30 – 10:45 – Mark So; amid mounting evidence [readings 26], JOHN ASHBERY (2 short litanies), readings 32 – Landscapeople.
10:50 – 10:55 – Laura Steenberge; Elevator Music.
11:00 – 11:15 – Joe Kudirka; Love Letters.
the garden – for julie orser, 2005
Harris composed the soundtrack for Julie Orser’s video installation project titled, The Garden in 2005.
More information on Julie and the project at: http://www.julieorser.com/new/the_garden.html
three channel video & sound installation
5 min. loop
single channel edit 8 min. 43 sec.
The Garden consists of a three-channel video installation investigating the structure of a three-act narrative by literally dividing it into three separate spatial and temporal components within one installation. The project takes the visual form of the silent comedy of Buster Keaton, however displacing the hero into a highly manufactured and stylized black & white set similar to the films of George Méliès (A French director and magician from the early 1900’s who pioneered special effects and helped to push the new form of film into an artistic context). The hero of this video has a series of mishaps as he tries to plant a garden. His misfortunes are with an antagonistic “cinema” that causes sections of the set to malfunction or move unexpectedly. The camera then goes out of focus, follows him, and eventually his world is turned upside-down.
*The Garden can be screened or installed.
Cast: Andrew Love (as Buster Keaton)
Set Designer: Zoe Frasure
Art Department: Jennifer Bruce, Zoe Frasure, Victoria Fu, Diego J Garza, Ryan Gould, Heidi Gress, Trulee Grace Hall, Rebecca Hobbs, Jon Irving, Fiona Jack, Max Maslansky, Shizu Saldamando, Eric Golo Stone, Josh Stone
Crew: Jason Decker, Rebecca Hobbs, Katie Lewis, Jon Irving, George Wichelns
Dolly Operator: George Wichelns
Music: Harris Wulfson
Still Photography: Rebecca Hobbs, Jon Irving
Hair & Make-Up Artist: Etienne de Damoiseaux
Special Thanks: Chris Bassett, Christine Brandt, Frank Chang, Mary Janacek, John Kim, Noah Peffer, Kimberly Schoen
the wulf. — news and upcoming events
for the past couple of months, we have been taking time to apply for grants and start wrapping our heads around fundraising. wish us luck and do let us know of any opportunities that we may be unaware of. this effort is to keep the wulf. going strong. to be sure though, it is the amazing community of composers, performers, and listeners that have helped make the wulf. possible. our main goals are to provide better for the performers (fees, equipment and being able to invite out of town guests) and to offset the costs of the organization.
the time has come to start things up again in full force. see below a detailed list of upcoming events starting with a concert of the music of harris wulfson. nonetheless, keep an eye out at our website and for our emailings about other events that may happen spontaneously.
@ the wulf. 1026 s santa fe ave #203
10.04.09 8:00 pm **Note change of date from 10.02.09
in memoriam harris wulfson.
friends of harris present his music: LiveScore, Durations, lookatmeiamafish, Hell. performed by eric km clark, april guthrie, orin hildestad, danny holt, mark so, cassia streb, christine tavolacci, brian walsh, and michael winter. (followed by a grill out with doctor hildestad as chef.)
See this article from Signal To Noise magazine about Harris and LiveScore. Or click the image below for the larger version.
nyu music department: bach on 2000
Perhaps someone can fill me in on the details of this concert and CD?
Here are two tracks from the concert. The first is Bach’s Partita in E Major with Harris on mandolin. The second is Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor (aka “The Bach Double”) with Juliana Trivers (I believe playing first violin?) Harris (playing second violin?), Wynn Yamami and Ryan Dorin on piano.
NYU Music Department: Bach on 2000
new music 2005
Here are some more tracks Harris gave me a couple years ago. As you can see from the title, it was a sampling of what he was up to at the time.
01. I don’t know who is performing lookatmeiamafish, it does not sound like the same recording as the January 18th, 2006 performance.
03. Lingring: “Mackie 1604 no-input mixer recorded November 4th, 2005 at home in Valencia. The same recording.” – Harris
06. Woolgathering: “This is a trio for clarinet, violin and ‘cello, played by members of counter)induction at Columbia University on 12/9/2003.” – Harris
08. I love his rendering of Eli Eli.
New Music 2005
a concert of music by harris wulfson ’96
If you click on the invitation to the left, you will link to the full program. As you can see, I am missing a recording of Canon and A Little Chamber Music. I DO, however, have sheet music and/or notations for everything listed as Harris published his undergraduate thesis.
Since the performance also involved real time delay loops, video and some improvisation, I am hoping someone has a videotape recording of it.
Some notes from Harris on the following recordings:
String Quartet (1996)
The first movement of this quartet is based on the Bulgarian Kopanitsa dance (with its 11/16 meter). The third movement takes Moravian song as source material. The piece is structured on the micro and macro level around the wedge shape formed by the ascending B, C#, D, D# and descending B, Bb, A, Ab.
Love Songs for Viola and Electric Bass
Digital delay with endless feedback and spoken parts.
What is a Work? Quartet for Clarinet and Bassoon
This “Quartet” makes use of a long (two minute) tape delay. The passage recited from Foucault (ostensibly introductory) gets played back over the music, which is twelve-tone.
10 measures for Electronic Conductor/Prelude
The nonsensical (Cagian?) act of conducting in silence to the audience is later revealed to have a purpose. [my note on this: this piece involved video rewinds and playback]
Amherst Thesis 1996
bowl, cat, and broomstick and dracula
First Published on August 26, 2008:
The first track below was composed for Wallace Stevens’ Bowl, Cat, and Broomstick. I found Harris’ note stating “This piece is comprised of three looped layers of music, which were mixed in and out live during the performance. This recording progresses through just layer 1, then 1 + 2, then 1 + 2 + 3 followed by just 3.
The next series of tracks were composed as the incidental music for Mac Wellman’s Dracula which was directed by David Levine and presented by the Mark Theatre Company at the Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St., NY (11/14 – 11/29, 1997)
Other recent notes from Dave Levine: Track 1 is actually: Transylvania [reprise]–I think we might have used it at intermission. Track 7 is Curtain [Transylvania #3]
Music for Wallace Stevens' Bowl, Cat, and Broomstick
Music for Mac Wellman's Dracula 1997
Updated August 3, 2009:
I found and converted Harris’ DAT recordings of Dracula and also found some sheet music sketches. Conveniently, Harris left a track list that seems to align with the sheet music. Harris names are slightly different from the ones David provided above. Curiously, the tracks are listed from 2 to 11, not 1 – 10.
The first 4 tracks below were on one tape and other 10 on another tape. They may actually be duplicates. For sure most of these tracks are duplicates from the ones I posted above with some minor exceptions and the addition of Carfax.
Sketches for Dracula 1997
I’ve scanned and posted the sheet music notes that I found in the order I found them in. They’re still a bit of a puzzle.