2018/2019 Season

September 2018

Steve Gorn, Bansuri Flute
performed a concert of classical indian music using ragas that reflecTED the changing light in the Harrision House at sunset. during his residency steve prepared for an upcoming performance of watermill, A Jerome Robbins Noh-inspired dance piece, FOR WHICH HE IS THE MUSIC DIRECTOR, AT THE BROOKLYN Academy of Music.

Steve Gorn is a master of Indian Classical Music and new American Music having performed in concerts and festivals around the world for several decades. In 2013, he was awarded the Pandit Jasraj Rotary Club of Hyderabad Award for Cross Cultural Achievement. His gurus are the late bansuri master Sri Gour Goswami, of Kolkata and Pt. Raghunath Seth of Mumbai.


September 2018

FRED FRITH, ELECTRIC GUITAR
HEIKE LISS, LIVE VISUALS
FRED FRITH AND HEIKE LISS’ COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE DRAWING SOUND MARKED THE ARTISTS’ SECOND RESIDENCY AND PERFORMANCE AT HARRISON HOUSE, MUSIC, ARTS & ECOLOGY. FRED FRITH USED HIS TIME IN RESIDENCE TO COMPLETE WORK FOR HIS UPCOMING CONCERT AT MUSIKPROTOKOLL IN GRAZ, AUSTRIA. HEIKE LISS COMPLETED WORK FOR SEVERAL UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS.

Fred Frith, an icon in the music world, is best known as a pioneering electric guitarist and improviser, song-writer, and composer for film, dance and theater who learned to write music in rock bands, starting with Henry Cow in 1968. He appears on over 400 albums with other music luminaries. Heike Liss is an award winning artist in the fields of video, photography and site-specific installation whose works have been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and at film festivals. She has collaborated with choreographers, poets, and composers improvising visuals.


OCTOBER 2018

WARREN BRUSH, PERMACULTURE DESIGNER, STORYTELLER AND TEACHER
GAVE AN INTRODUCTORY TALK “CARE FOR THE EARTH CARE FOR THE PEOPLE” FOLLOWED BY A 2-DAY INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE COURSE AT THE HARRISON HOUSE ART & ECOLOGY SITE. MULTIGENERATIONAL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVED MORNING CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION ON CREATING REGENERATIVE ECOSYSTEMS, FOLLOWED BY AFTERNOON PRACTICUM INCLUDING MIXING A RECIPE FOR HEALTHY SOIL, BUILDING A WICKING BED, PLANTING A NATIVE TREE WITH A HYDRATING SPONGE SWALE AND CREATING A COMMUNAL WORK OF LAND ART.

Warren Brush is an internationally renowned permaculture teacher and storyteller. He is the co-founder of Quail Springs Permaculture Collective and founder of True Nature Design, a permaculture education, community development and consultation organization that develops projects worldwide including in North America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.


November 2018

ERNEST SIVA (CAHUILLA/SERRANO) MORONGO ELDER,
SHARED STORIES AND SONGS OF HIS NATIVE PEOPLE AND READ FROM WAYTA’ YAWA’ (ALWAYS BELIEVE), A BOOK DOCUMENTING THE SERRANO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE BY DOROTHY RAMON.

Ernest Siva is central to the transmission of Indian culture through his work as a musician, community leader, and university lecturer and teacher. He is President and Founder of the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, a nonprofit that saves and shares Southern California Native American cultures, languages, history, and music. Mr. Siva serves as Tribal Historian and Cultural Advisor for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and is the Artistic Director of the Pass Chorale, which performs music of the master composers.