Lisa E. Harris


Lisa E. Harris: Originally from Houston, TX, this young soprano is also a composer, filmmaker and the founder of Studio Enertia, a mixed media performing arts company for which she is currently creating Cry of the Third Eye, a new opera film premiering in November 2011. She was recently seen in L’elisir d’Amore, Lohengrin (HGO)  as Ms. Venora Fowler in Vote! A New Musical and as General Cartwright in Guys and Dolls(TUTS).  Lisa is the featured vocalist in A Fats Waller Dance Party with Jason Moran and Meshell N’degecello.  She is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.

As part of the Communograph project, I would like to contribute a sound installation into the Communograph Row House.  My sound installation will comprise of me singing (teaching/singing) the refrain “THIRD WARD IS OUR HOME, OUR LAND,” an excerpt from my new opera film, “Cry of the Third Eye”, co-produced by Ashley Hunt. I would like the mantra-like chorus to be playable in the house and available via sound recorder/boom box/ tape recorder, and I will provide sheet music of the refrain itself, allowing visitors to discover/explore the key-map which is written music.

Separately, my idea for the opening performances or one of the installation
events would be to teach this same anthem to the Tre Ward Community Gospel
Choir and invite them to carol this piece in front of the groups assigned row house. This performance aspect is contingent upon the choir’s availability and wanting to participate.

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