Tom Harris is a Mancunian pianist, improviser, and composer, most heavily influenced by Black American Music.
Since dropping out of formal music education in 2018, Harris has developed his practice through collaborative work with artists from across the UK, including Rosie Tee, Marco Woolf, and Andy Scott. During that time he has also established a handful of longer-term projects - melodic and textural voice/piano duo wilkins/harris, improvising song interpreters Shrews, groove-based instrumental quartet Trampette, and ulita, a music-driven theatre collective with vocalist/composer Nishla Smith and visual artist Luca Shaw.
Harris’ most recent recording - canyon, exhibits i-vi. - was released independently in May 2021. This fully improvised duo EP with drummer Kai Chareunsy sparked a series of responses from artists across different disciplines - visual work by Imogen Richards, a short suite of poetry by Marco Woolf, and music videos by visual artist Luca Shaw and improvising dancer Stephanie Burrell. The duo have plans to take this collaborative cross-disciplinary approach further, and are currently looking into creating new work with filmmakers, poets, dancers, theatre-makers, storytellers, visual artists, and more.