John Harris

John Harris is Festival Director of New Music Dublin, and CEO of Red Note Ensemble, Scotland. Both organisations commission, develop and present work across the boundaries of new music, visual arts, film, theatre and dance, and develop new and diverse audiences and creative engagement for both national and international work.

John lectures on Artistic Entrepreneurship for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is in demand as an adviser, including recently on the music panel of the Made in Scotland programme, as a Board Member of New Music Scotland, and as a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Centre for Excellence in Music Performance Education at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.

In his own right as a composer, John has created award-winning international touring operas for Tapestry Opera Theatre Toronto and Sound Festival, and a wide range of new work for theatre and film.