Who ?

Todd Harper is a musician,collaborator,curator,ecologist & artist from St. Paul Minnesota.

PERFORMANCES
Studio Z, Patrick’s Cabaret, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Zumbrota Farmer’s market, Landmark Center,Macalester College, First Avenue, Walker Arts Center, Black Dog Cafe.

COMPOSITION COMMISSIONS

Bill Banfield’s B magic Orchestra, Edgewild players (Bigfork MN), Temporal Mechanics Union( Arkansas City KS) Dr Michael Jorgenson ( Mankato MN) recording..tomorrow will be today Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra,  Brenda Bell Brown video, Dr. Andrea Thoma ( Leeds, UK) music for video..Rehearsal ” are your friends SPiderz?”

EVENTS CURATED
Music ecology tour , with Jun Miyake (Oct 2017); live from studio Z for the restless, dying garden Hints & Glimpses : the music of Carei Thomas & Todd Harper ( 2017) live from studio Z  fluster the cat, by Carei Thomas  Keys Please; piano music of 3 generations,with Carei Thomas & Paul Cantrell (2001-2016);a sheepshead is a large drumif i don’t ( fish for trout) Piano Fridays at the Black Dog cafe (2010-2016);trouble in paradise                   Art of Sweat Music Festival (1985-87 & 2005-2008)

RECORDINGS : recorded at Wild Sound Studio,unless noted.
since the fall of 2016, Todd designs and hand prints each cover of his CD’s

• before dawn: musical ecology with Jun Miyake, Eric Coursen, Nathan Hanson, Sean Egan. October 2017

Winter survival: with Eric Coursen, Keith Yanes. trio music for a new era
February 2017

Metaphorsisis: Solo piano ecology, for a pensive, reflective autumn October 2016.

•9th stream music: with Eric Coursen, Aaron Kerr,Nathan Hanson & Keith Yanes. June 2016. Working tunes from the ” surreal ” book. Art by Joe Maurer.

Keys Please: the early years: with Paul Cantrell & Carei Thomas. recorded live at Macalester College

the river inside of trees: with Kim Sueoka, Paul Cantrell. Jazz haiku & jazz lieder recorded at Paul’s house, 2010.

•3 pieces in the shape of Erik Satie
: Paul Cantrell, Carei Thomas, Juliette Rabens, Patrick Scully. A DVD recorded live at Patrick’s Cabaret by Mike Rivard.3 pieces excerpt


•The Monster of Keys Please: with Carei Thomas, Paul Cantrell & John Minczeski 2002

•the Bear within
: with Eric Coursen, David Edminster, Serge Akou, Pete Thompson 2000

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