Ellen Fullman

Long String Instrument

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    19:15 - 20:45
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A transcendental new music experience that finds singular US composer/inventor Ellen Fullman building and performing on her remarkable self-designed Long String Instrument, in collaboration with German experimental guitarist Konrad Sprenger. A UK premiere.

The Long String Instrument is an installation of dozens of tuned wires fifty feet or more in length, suspended across a space. In performance, Fullman slowly processes across the instrument, ‘bowing’ the strings with rosin-coated fingers to produce warm, immersive and overtone-rich drones that use the acoustic properties of the space as the body of the instrument itself. The Long String Instrument will be purpose-built on the panoramic top floor of the Arnolfini building, with Fullman joined by long-term collaborator Konrad Sprenger on computer-controlled multichannel electric guitar.

5th Floor Arnolfini. Entrance via Bush House Prince Street. Please arrive early at Arnolfini  because the performance will take place on the 5th floor and will start promptly.

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  • Part of the Bristol new Music season.

    Click here to see the full line-up.

  • Supported by Arts Council England. Produced by Out of Place for Bristol New Music. Out of Place is a co-production between Arnolfini and Qu Junktions.

  • Supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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