On May 14, 2017, Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology led 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 were streamed live for 24 hours via www.louharrisonhouse.org, while creative activities from around the globe were posted simultaneously.
May 14 marked 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 were invited to join us by engaging in creative acts—to make art and plant trees—wherever they may be.