Ellen Fullman was kind enough to let me post some of my board feed recording of her performance at the MOCAD on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
“Ellen Fullman performs on the Long String Instrument with area musicians Abby Alwin (cello) and James Cornish (trumpet), and visiting musician Theresa Wong (cello).
Ellen Fullman’s work resides between the fields of sound art and music. Since 1981 Fullman has developed the Long String Instrument, an installation of dozens of wires 50 feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and “bowed” with rosin-coated fingers, producing a chorus of minimal organ-like overtones. The instrument combines Fullman’s artistic expressions of everyday activities, such as walking, with a unique performance art sensibility. Fullman has developed a specialized notation system to choreograph the performer’s movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument. She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such other luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet and Keiji Haino.”