On May 14, 2017, Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology will lead a global day of creativity and conservation in Joshua Tree and around the world, celebrating the life of composer Lou Harrison.

Music and dance performances, tree plantings, visual art exhibitions and film screenings will be streamed live for 24 hours via, while creative activities from around the globe will be posted simultaneously.

This coming May 14 marks the 100th Birthday of the venerable artist (May 14, 1917-February 3, 2003). Harrison lived courageously, leaving a legacy of beauty, acceptance, activism and concern for humanity and the earth, even in the most difficult of times. On this day people around the world are invited to join us by engaging in creative acts – to make art and plant trees, wherever they may be.

Scheduled to appear at Harrison House are Nyoman and Nanik Wenten with Gamelan Burat Wangi (The Gamelan will be the only ticketed event, available online Click Here), cellist Emil Miland, and native plant specialist Robin Kobaly. Lou Harrison tributes will be featured from around the world, including those by choreographer Mark Morris, composer Terry Riley, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Eva Soltes’ documentary LOU HARRISON: A World of Music will be screened continuously, as well as previously unseen film clips, including footage of Terry Riley’s first performance at Harrison House by William Colvig, and others. Word of the event has spread around North America, and has reached Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.