Moonlight • William Close & The Earth Harp Collective

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The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet.  It was developed by William Close in 1999. The body of the instrument rests on the stage and the strings travel out over the audience attaching to the back of the theater, turning the theater / concert hall, architecture and landscape into the instrument.  The giant long strings are played with violin rosin covered gloves.  The player runs their hands along the strings creating beautiful cello like tones.
My favorite piece: “Moonlight”, with singer Rafe Pearlman.


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