Ellen Fullman is the creator of the Long String Instrument, in which dozens of highly tensioned metallic strings spanning up to thirty metres in length are brushed with rosin-coated fingers. When played, this stunning and unique instrument produces a chorus of minimal, organ-like overtones. The experience for an audience has been described as akin to standing inside an enormous grand piano.
In Melbourne, Fullman will collaborate with acclaimed composer and cellist Theresa Wong. Together they layer the harmonic possibilities of the cello within the bed of undulating overtones of the Long String Instrument. Fullman and Wong call their duet Harbors, drawing from soundscapes, stories and atmospheres that manifest around bodies of water that propagate exchange.
“Evokes ghosts of renegade string sections and Ennio Morricone’s harmonica motifs. The increasingly colorful mélange of wavering notes and their errant reflections sound like the thrum of vibrant light.” Sam Lefebvre, Impose Magazine.documentation partners