Created by Ellen Fullman, the Long-Stringed Instrument is a project that employs one hundred and twenty suspended strings that span eighty-five feet. When the performer moves fingers along the strings, the specifically tuned strings create a tantalizing effect that manipulate the perception of time with proportionate planar complexity created by elongated harmonies and overtones. Intervals noted on the floor directing how far the performers are to walk add to the sonic textures and natural resonances created in the factory, which allow the audience to be inside both the sound and instrument. The Long-Stringed Instrument explores the ideas of time, space, and sound while offering new ways to experience the natural order of physics.
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