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Electric Earth Music is your online portal to Catlandia, John Hardin’s off-grid solar powered studio in Northern California.

News

Click to find out about latest recorded releases, live performances, videos, workshops.

Live Performance

Live performance calendar and booking info.

Orchestra of the Unwanted

See pictures of John Hardin’s unique, homemade musical instruments made from recycled materials and found objects.

Media

A growing collection of music videos, performance videos and documentaries.  Feature articles about me and my music, as well as links to my radio shows, including programs that feature local artists who produce original music in Northern California.

Music

A definitive listing of all EEM recordings stretching back more than 20 years.

Workshops

Learn about educational workshops.  Do you want to learn to play the didgeridoo, or have a group of kids you need to entertain for an hour or so?  I offer a didgeridoo workshop suitable to young children.  Perhaps you would like to learn how to build a synthesizer, or an amplifier, or circuit-bend electronic toys, or build unique electro-acoustic instruments.  I can teach you, or plan a workshop to show your group how to do it.

 

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Sarah’s Search for Santa Live at Jacoby Storehouse in Arcata, Friday Dec 13

On Friday Dec 13, Amy Gustin and I will perform our new Christmas album, Sarah’s Search for Santa live at the Jacoby Storehouse on the Plaza in Arcata, CA as part of Arts Arcata.  Sarah’s Search for Santa, a Christmas fairy tale set to music, traces the origins of many beloved Christmas icons back to … Continue reading Sarah’s Search for Santa Live at Jacoby Storehouse in Arcata, Friday Dec 13

Interpretace, 40 Years of Sovereign Interpretation World Premier, Friday Nov 22 at Outer Space in Arcata, CA

This Friday, November 22, Outer Space in Arcata will host the world premier screening of my new musical documentary: Interpretace, 40 Years of Sovereign Interpretation.  Interpretace began in 1979 as an Industrial/Noise/Punk band in Socialist Czechoslovakia, behind the Iron Curtain.  40 years later, in 2019, the band continues to produce interesting, relevant and original music.  … Continue reading Interpretace, 40 Years of Sovereign Interpretation World Premier, Friday Nov 22 at Outer Space in Arcata, CA

Sarah’s Search for Santa, A Different Kind of Christmas Album

I’m very excited to announce the release of a very different kind of Christmas album: In this Christmas fairy tale set to music, a mysterious stranger leaves a mushroom-shaped ornament on Sarah’s Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.  The young girl hurries outside to find the man she believes is Santa Claus, only to find herself … Continue reading Sarah’s Search for Santa, A Different Kind of Christmas Album

Movie Premier and Live Performance at Outer Space in Arcata on Friday Nov.22

On Friday November 22, Outer Space in Arcata will host the world premier of my new movie, Interpretace, 40 Years of Sovereign Interpretation, followed by my first live performance as a solo artist in the area since April.  This will be a very special evening of entertainment.  The show will begin with a few short … Continue reading Movie Premier and Live Performance at Outer Space in Arcata on Friday Nov.22

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