Constructing a Musical Phrase from the Ground Up
REGISTRATION: $10 - $15 sliding scale. Space is limited so advance registration is required. Call (415) 863-2141 to sign up. There may be additional space available the day of the workshop. All workshops take place at Southern Exposure unless otherwise stated.
Ellen Fullman’s work resides between the fields of sound art and music. Her primary activity has been the development of the Long String Instrument, a fifty foot plus string instrument in which rosin-coated fingers brush across dozens of metallic strings, producing a chorus of minimal organ-like overtones. In CONSTRUCTING A MUSICAL PHRASE FROM THE GROUND UP, Fullman leads a hands-on workshop exposing the research behind her musical language, culminating in an audience participatory performance of an excerpt from O Sleep, recently performed as part of Extended Play.
This workshop is planned in conjunction with O Sleep, an improvised opera exploring the science and mystery of sleep and dream life and featuring composer/performer Theresa Wong, Michael Carter, Luciano Chessa, Shayna Dunkelman, Ellen Fullman, Dohee Lee, Heike Liss and Alice Wu.