About Michael Harren

Brooklyn-based composer and performer Michael Harren combines elements of classical composition with experimental electronics and storytelling to create his hypnotic and boldly intimate work. Michael Harren tours as pianist with Sandra Bernhard, plays bass synth in ATTACK.WAV, is a regular member of The Secret City band, and has performed at Dixon Place, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan Theater Source, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theater as well as numerous venues around the country.

A Day In The Life: ATTACK.WAV

the many faces of sine wave

Last Sunday, those groovy ATTACK.WAV kids had a full day rehearsing for their upcoming gig: For The Animals Sanctuary Fundraiser at Pine Box Rock Shop. Photos were taken during rehearsal and the following Strangers With Candy viewing party and ice cream social. Pulse Wave’s live rig is probably the most ever-changing in the band. He will be [...]

Mikey’s New Synth!

Unboxing screen shot

I got my hands on a new synth thanks to some super kind fans and friends. Dave Smith’s Mopho X4. While I was making this video I alluded a bit to Dave Smith’s greatness, but forgot to mention that little part about how he, oh I dunno, INVENTED MIDI! Yeah, he rocks and and so [...]

Midsummer Yoko

Yoko Ono performing

ATTACK.WAV’s Pulse Wave and I were talking this morning about anti-summer songs because we both hate summer and I remembered this classic from Yoko Ono.

Michael Harren writes for Conversations With My Ex

Michael Harren Still 011

I wrote some music recently for a webseries that I am dearly in love with, Conversations With My Ex. My piece is at the end of episode 2, but I really do recommend that you watch the whole thing. It’s so well done, and created by my good friends Adam Fitzgerald and Blake Drummond at [...]

Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Free Download

Sweet Billy Pilgrim

I first discovered Sweet Billy Pilgrim back in 2005 or so. I can’t even remember the blog that first wrote about them, but I have been a die-hard fan ever since. They have a cool banjo-prog-laptop-twisted sound that I just love. They teamed with Mojo this week and are making their most recent album available [...]