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>> Composer M’dea, new opera with librettist Marjorie Chan, co-commissioned with Tapestry Opera, Toronto, Canada and Scottish Opera, Glasgow, performances Toronto and Edinburgh 2015.

>> Composer and performer for new opera The Garden, most recent tour to NeuKollner Oper in Berlin, Tete-a-tete Opera Festival in London, and Paterson’s Land in Edinburgh, August 2013, further performances including Glasgow, Potsdam, Edinburgh 2015.

Permanent Positions:

>> Chief Executive, Red Note Ensemble,

Scotland’s Contemporary Music Ensemble.



Recent theatre

>> Composer / Sound Designer Further than the Furthest Thing, Mother Courage, The Firebird, Cinderella (Dundee Rep), Futureproof, Pandas, While You Lie, The Garden, The Dark Things, Lucky Box (all Traverse) The Last Witch (Edinburgh International Festival), Monaciello (Tron / Naples International Theatre Festival), Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, Nasty Brutish and Short, The Dogstone (all National Theatre of Scotland)

Recent opera

>> Composer The Garden (Sound Festival Aberdeen  2012, touring London/Edinburgh/Berlin 2013, Glasgow/Potsdam/Edinburgh 2015), What is She?, sleep sleep, The Sermon (all Tapestry Opera briefs), Death of a Scientist (Scottish Opera 5:15)

Recent film

>> Composer Stargazer (First Light)

Recent iPad app

>> Composer Not Lost in the Universe, Kolik

Samples of work

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John Harris