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Event Archive - Ellen Fullman, Long String Instument Residency, November 2 ,3 and 4, Lectures / demos/workshops, November 5 , 8pm cocncert.

Mon. October 31st 2005 various Open Space (All Ages) various
$8.00/$10.00
Presented by: OPEN SPACE NEW MUSIC
One of the most fascinating musicians on the scene is Ellen Fullman. Twenty years ago Fullman began developing her enormous Long String Instrument, a 100-foot horizontal harp with 100 parallel strings attached to a spruce soundboard. It is the largest string instrument in the world, the only one of its kind. It produces an astonishing variety of sounds, including a continuous, cloud chamber swell you'd swear was electronic; a whistling reminiscent of Tuvan throat singers; the warbling, sympathetic vibrations of an Indian tamboura; and, when palmed like a drum, short bursts, like a Thai bamboo harmonica... The subtle, sensual shifting of overtones, as they float in and out of the fundamental pitch is an almost sculptural experience, the sonic equivalent of watching a very active Northwest sky.

-Paul de Barros, Seatttle Times, 2000
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