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In all other cases you should see a musical instrument, a musical interface, a sound sculpture making music, a weird musical instrument, an odd musical instrument, an experimental musical instrument.

You can also find information about builders of musical instruments or artists using some of the strangest musical instruments you can find on earth. Just browse this pages to find some of the novelty instruments and get some inspiration to make your own musical instruments or sound machines and let me know.

The Earth Harp
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The Earth Harp is a large-scale, architectural stringed instrument. The Earth Harp can be set up in a multitude of environments, directly incorporating the surrounding architecture and environment.

In a theater, the resonating chamber of the instrument rests on stage and the strings go out over the audience and attach to the architecture of the theater.

In an outdoor plaza, the strings of the Earth Harp travel from the ground level and attach to the roofline and architecture of the surrounding buildings.

The Earth Harp is played using rosin covered, cotton gloves. The performers run their fingertips along the strings to generate a longitudinal vibration that literally pushes the music through the molecules of the string. This action is similar to running your fingers around the end of a crystal glass and creates beautiful cello-like tones.

The Earth Harp is used in performance and is set up as an interactive installation. At certain events and festivals, the public gets to play the giant strings of the Earth Harp.

The Earth Harp received its name when it first ran its strings across a valley, 1000 feet, literally turning part of the Earth into a giant harp.

The Earth Harp holds the record for the Longest Stringed Instrument in the world with strings that have run over 1,000 ft in length.

(partly from : http://www.massensemble.com/)


Earth Harp
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Bill Close
Bill Close
Bill is the designer and founder of MASS. His work started with small sound sculptures in art school and has grown into large-scale, musical performance installations.
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Earth Harp