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11.09.2018 | Ellen Fullman: Long String Instrument Installation and Performance | $10.00 - $20.00

November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Categories: Music, Performance Art, Theatre


Ellen Fullman began developing her installation The Long String Instrument in 1981, in search of tonalities that could not be achieved with traditional instruments. This large-scale work consisted of 70-foot-long metallic wires, anchored by a wooden resonator, across which the performer moves backwards and forwards with rosin-covered fingers. The overall effect conjures an enchanting drone from the elongated strings and dissolves into organ-like overtones and otherworldly textures.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions and residencies including: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists (2015); Center for Cultural Innovation Grants (2008 and 2013); Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission/NEA Fellowship for Japan (2007); and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin residency (2000). Fullman has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument.

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