Since 2016, I have released 5 CD’s.
I am starting to keep up with my ideas! My goal is to create 2 CD’s each year. Since the CD ” Metaphorsisis”, I have resolved to: 1) move decisively in production, 2) Keep CD’s less than 40 minutes and 3) hand printed each covers. I enjoy creating unique variations on the covers, and treat them as art.
Here are some samples from recent releases, and information about actual CD’s.
trees recorded October 22, 2018. Todd Harper, piano, composition, oration. Jun Miyake, flute and tenor saxophone. Aaron Kerr, cello. Eric Coursen, drums. https://soundcloud.com/todd-harper/05-under-the-blossoms
before dawn recorded October 2nd, 2017. Todd Harper, piano,/composition. Jun Miyake, flute, Noh flute & tenor saxophone. Eric Coursen, drums. Nathan Hanson, soprano and tenor saxophones. Sean Egan, clarinet. Covers designed & hand printed by Todd Harper.
At the conclusion of the ” Musical ecology ” tour.. very invented music. From the very lyrical flute piano duets: “Abacus” & ” Jun in October” to the terrifying ” God Bless the Demon Child”, with Jun channeling Albert Ayler as we ruminate about Kishimojin.
Winter Survival Winter, 2017. Todd Harper, piano/composition. Eric Coursen,drums, Keith Yanes, double bass. Covers designed and hand printed by Todd Harper A reflection on how to survive after the most recent election: keep your feet dry, your head covered, and always keep your fire going inside. Inventions, with a few graphic scores by Carei Thomas. “Where is my Home?
Metaphorsisis. Fall 2016. Solo piano ecology of Todd Harper. Autumnal. reflective. Design and Cover by Todd Harper Monday, September Still
9th Stream Music. 2016 Music of Todd Harper, & Carei Thomas. Cover Art by Joe Maurer. with Eric Coursen,(drums) Aaron Kerr ( electric cello) Nathan Hanson ( soprano saxophone) & Keith Yanes ( double bass) Lyrical, quirky, upbeat tunes. Libby’s Lunch
The River Inside of Trees
Jazz lieder. Haiku. Wilderness. Trout. Quirky humor. Storybook innocence. Death & rebirth. 30 tracks, 32 minutes, one unified cycle. 2011
from a found poem, i wrote: when in pieces
This album is the product of a six-year collaboration with singer Kim Sueoka and pianist Paul Cantrell. Kim said that making this album “has been of the most exciting and life-filled and joyful experiences I have ever had.” We loved working on it together, and we hope you will love listening to it!
The physical CD comes in a beautiful package with cover art individually hand-screened by Cork Leg Nelson. The album is also available for download.