Stefon Harris epitomizes the Information Age. He draws from a universe of data ranging from classic literature and philosophy to quantum physics and hip-hop. Harris allows that knowledge to dance around his psyche for while before fashioning all that information into poignant musical statements.
One of his favorite exercises is to stand in a crowd, close his eyes and just listen-to multiple conversations, ambient noise and any other auditory stimulations-simultaneously concentrating on every conceivable bit of information. “I enjoy that,” Harris says emphatically. “It heightens my awareness of what’s going on in the bandstand.”