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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 Open Space (All Ages)
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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