Just Intonation Works by Michael Harrison and Michael Vincent Waller (Feb 21, 2017)

Michael Harrison
Michael Vincent Waller

February 21, 2016
Doors at: 6:30pm | Music at: 7:00pm
Church of the Advent Hope | 111 E 87th St, New York
Free Admission (suggested donation: $20 | $10 students & seniors)

The Carnegie Hill Concerts series, hosted at Church of the Advent Hope, programs a rare opportunity to experience “just intonation” works on a re-tuned acoustic piano, along with tabla, percussion and Indian vocals.

Michael Harrison has been called an “American maverick” by Philip Glass. He has been working in just intonation for over three decades, offering an integrated landscape of the evolving world of contemporary music and traditional Indian classical music.

Michael Vincent Waller has been composing based in New York for almost a decade. His lyrical and modal works are very conducive to pure tuning. He has arranged two works from the last couple years as well as a new premiere for one of Harrison’s tunings.

Michael Vincent Waller:

Early Night (2017, premiere)

by itself (2016), arr. for JI

Pasticcio per menu e piu (2014), arr. for JI

Michael Harrison:           

Bairagi Bhairav (2017, premiere)

Jaunpuri (Rendition of a Raga) (2012, rev. 2015)

Hijaz Prelude (2011)

Philip Glass:

Two Pages (1969), arrangement by Harrison & Vastek


Michael Harrison, piano and vocals

Sophia Subbayya Vastek, piano

Nitin Mitta, tabla

Payton MacDonald, tabla, percussion and vocals

Tuner: Kazayu Tsujio


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