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Artist: FULLMAN, ELLEN
Title: The Long String Instrument
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"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 largescale work consists 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 has been rightfully compared to the experience of standing inside an enormous grand piano. Recorded during Fullmans 1985 residency at Het Apollohuis in Eindhoven, Holland, The Long String Instrumentalbum is the first document of her acoustic explorations. “Woven Processional,” which features Fullman alongside artist Arnold Dreyblatt, conjures an enchanting drone from the elongated strings and dissolves into organ-like overtones and otherworldly textures. Several tracks bring to life another Fullman invention, The Water Drip Drum, constructed from water dripping into an amplified aluminum pan and manipulated by foot pedal. Thirty years since its initial release, Ellen Fullmans debut LP remains a major contribution to the histories of sound sculpture and minimalist composition. This firsttime reissue is mastered from the original analog tapes and recommended for fans of Pauline Oliveros, Charlemagne Palestine and Harry Bertoia." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FULLMAN, ELLEN
Title: Body Music
Format: CD
Label: XI
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
“1993 release. Body Music is music for Ellen Fullmans unique Long String Instrument, an 80-foot long instrument with approximately 80 strings. Fullman has long been developing this instrument for longitudinally vibrating long strings. Having received a BFA in sculpture, her interest in music began with the resonance of materials used in making sculpture. When she started making the Long String Instrument, she saw it as "sculpture as music"; now she has come full circle in conceiving "music as sculpture." For the most part, the music in Body Music relies harmonically on the diatonic scale. Because of the prominence of overtone content, more complex harmony is suggested. Through her studies of extended harmony, Fullman has come to realize that harmony is "dimensional.”” - XI.

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