Constructing a Musical Phrase from the Ground Up

Nov 19, 2018, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Lewis Center for the Arts - CoLab Gallery



Event Description

Composer, performer, instrument-builder, and Berkeley-based installation artist Ellen Fullman presents her unique invention: the Long String Instrument, a remarkable architecturally-scaled instrument which resonates space utilizing strings suspended wall-to-wall, transforming the venue into a giant musical instrument.

Join us for the IHUM lunchtime talk series where she will present her unique and unusual composition approach and development as well as design process and tuning theory.

Ellen Fullman has been developing her installation, the Long String Instrument, for over 30 years; exploring the acoustics of large resonant spaces with her compositions and collaborative improvisations. 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.

This event is part of an extended performance and workshop residency taking place at the Lewis Arts Center’s CoLab Gallery with special guest Theresa Wong (cello), November 12th thru 20th.

  • PU Music
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Princeton Sound Kitchen
  • Composers Colloquia
  • Council for Science and Technology