Lou Harrison: A World Of Music

This biography takes us to more than just a world of music. Lou Harrison’s artistic pursuits included dance, drama, art and poetry as well. Born to an upper-class Portland, Oregon family, Harrison was immersed in creating and collaborating all his life. His compositions based on existing choreography were especially valued by dance companies. Harrison experimented with found and created instruments. His early interest in Chinese music in San Francisco was later expanded into other world music, notably the Korean gamelan form. Over-coming mental health issues and homophobia, Harrison celebrated connection. His unique orchestral music is superb.

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