October 2014

Friends,

It has been a while.  Many sounds have come and gone.  Among other things:

Some ongoing updates are happening to the website.  You’ll notice some new pieces in the “music/words” section. One is an essay on the student-teacher relationship.  The other is an outline for a workshop I hope to start leading in the next months on developing a polymetric sense of time.

Ameranouche is almost done with tracking for our new record.  We feel we’ve captured something very special.  Lot’s of gigs as well!  Stay updated here: www.ameranouche.com

I’m fresh off a trip to Istanbul.  Many sounds heard.  They will take some time to understand and integrate. Some will remain ineffable.  I feel inspired.  Looking forward to playing with Orkestra Marhaba in and around the Boston area and continuing to study the repertoire.  Keep up with OM here: www.facebook.com/OrkestraMarhaba

Yours,

Michael

 

Greetings from Northern California…

Dear Friends,

I am living in Penngrove, CA through the new year!   I am excited to be studying in person with my teacher W. A. Mathieu.  I will also have time to compose, record, casually check out the Bay Area music scene, and get some mountain time in the Sierras and Cascades.  You may find me back on the east coast for some gigs here and there (I’m still available to gig, record, or compose under the right circumstances).  Besides that I’ll be back in New England come the cold and snowy months!

If you’re interested in the more song based things I do, I’ll periodically update the Harrist Family Band site with demos created here in Sonoma county.

Until then,

Mike

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