The Brain Abhors… at SEAMUS 2017

I was very fortunate to have a wonderful performance of “The Brain Abhors The New” at SEAMUS 2017. Much thanks to Terry Vermillion and the St. Cloud State University Percussion Ensemble who did a fantastic job! Thanks also to Phillip O’Toole and the awesome sound system and sound engineers who worked with me in Ritsche …

prep for osc pitt 2017

Oscillate: Pittsburgh 2017

Yes, that’s a Wii remote next to my analog synthesizers. I am pleased to announce that I will once again be participating in the annual “Oscillate: Pittsburgh” event at the Western Pennsylvania Center for the Arts. On March 18th, synthesizer enthusiasts will descend upon the WPCA outside of Pittsburgh to celebrate the synthesizer. The event …



I am pleased to announce that “The Brain Abhors The New” has been chosen for performance at SEAMUS 2017 at St. Cloud State University! The SCSU Percussion Ensemble will perform “The Brain…” on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.


West Fork New Music Festival 2016

The WLU Percussion Ensemble gave a wonderful performance of “The Brain Abhors The New” at the 2016 West Fork New Music Festival in Fairmont, WV this past September. Thank you to the WLU Percussion Ensemble (Shane Powell, Bobby Moore, Jason Sivert, and Brandon Collins) and the director Prof. Mitch Greco. And big thanks to Dr. …


Premiere of “The Brain Abhors the New” April 16, 2016

My newest piece “The Brain Abhors the New” for Percussion Ensemble and Live ElectroAcoustics will premiere at West Liberty University on April 16, 2016 at 3pm in College Hall. The Brain Abhors The New for percussion ensemble and live electroacoustics Matthew D. Harder 2015-16 2-channel sound system: left rear, right rear (speakers behind audience) “The …


Cicada Consort

In Metal was chosen for the Cicada Consort Marathon: “Music of the Living, by the Living, for the Living” This will occur on March 26th, 2016 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It’s a charity event to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson’s Research). For more information, please visit http://www.cicadaconsort.org/index.html