Studio Z Presents
Todd Harper's Visual/Intuitive Scores
Studio Z presents a concert of visual/intuitive scores by Todd Harper performed by the composer and special guests Michelle Kinney, cello; Laura Harada, violin; Garrett McQueen, bassoon; and Heather Barringer, percussion.
This concert is produced as part of "Studio Z Presents," a new concert series curated by musicians in our community, thanks to a grant from the City of Saint Paul STAR Program.
About Todd Harper
Todd Harper wears many hats: composer, pianist, orator, combo creator, and most recently, as a visual artist. He is now combining these elements into creating a new notational system which he calls “Visual/Intuitive scores”. These scores also function as art and are displayed in art shows. Currently, Todd has three main combos functioning now: his “Euglena groups” which can be called a “eco-chamber” collective; the free funk/jazz quintet Troux Bloux with Matty Harris, Ivan Cunningham (saxophones), Tarek Abdelqader (drums) and Erik Fratzke (bass); and The Eco Boyz, an avant-folk combo with painter/mandola player Joseph Maurer, and special guests.
Todd has curated and co-curated many musical events, such as Keys Please (piano stories of three generations) with Carei Thomas and Paul Cantrell; the Art of Sweat Rhythm Festival at Patrick’s Cabaret; and Midwest tours of Musical Ecology with renowned NYC flautist Jun Miyake. As a composer, Todd has written for The Temporal Mechanics Percussion Union of Arkansas City Kansas; baritone Dr. Michael Jorgensen for the Nobel Conference concert at Gustavus Adolphus College; music for video installation by Andrea Thoma in Stuttgart, Germany, and many others.
Since 2020, Todd has been studying watercolors, learning the basics, and incorporating them in his music. His work to date includes a solo show (Being Outside) at the Rum River Library in Anoka, a group show in the Summer ’22 Pop up Show at Landmark Center Gallery, group shows “All about Birds” and “Wild about Water” at Rum River Art Center, and a group show at Pablo Center in Eau Claire, WI. Todd has another solo show in September 2023 at Paradise Art Center in Faribault, MN. The key points of Todd’s artistic and musical experiences are collaboration, connection, and celebration of the natural/human world, in all its complexity. All of this with a dash of surprise and humor.
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