Frank Harris is a musician, composer, engineer and music producer. He received his B.A. in music performance/classical guitar from UCLA. Frank plays piano, guitar, sings, composes and arranges music with the aid of computers and synthesizers. Frank became one of the world’s experts at programming the Synclavier, an early digital synthesizer. For the past 20 years he has run Third Wave Productions, his music production company. His outstanding work as a recording engineer has provided him critical acclaim in numerous audiophile publications.
His last CD, From the Gekko (1997), was reviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered. A combination of real world and synthesized music, rich South American vocals and jazz, it’s highly praised work that’s both accessible and intelligent.
Frank’s accomplishments range from film scoring and commercials to documentaries and production. His works include: musical composition for Joseph Campbell’s acclaimed lecture series, film scores such as the award- winning PBS documentary Not All Parents are Straight, the independent film Three by Three and the feature film No Retreat, No Surrender staring Jean Claude Van Damme. Frank composed and produced an original theme for ESPN’s primetime show, The Season, composed the theme and score for Hearst Entertainment’s nationally syndicated TV series The Bravest, as well as music for the TV show, B. Smith with Style. Most recently, Frank composed and performed the score for The Core, a documentary about rock climbing in Yosemite which premiered nationwide April 3, 2005 on HDTV’s Rush network.
Frank resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he continues to create music from his heart.