The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet. It was developed by William Close in 1999. The body of the instrument rests on the stage and the strings travel out over the audience attaching to the back of the theater, turning the theater / concert hall, architecture and landscape into the instrument. The giant long strings are played with violin rosin covered gloves. The player runs their hands along the strings creating beautiful cello like tones. The reason it is titled the Earth Harp is do to the fact that the first time it was installed, the strings ran from one side of a valley 1000 ft across to the other side, turning the Earth / landscape into a giant harp. The Earth Harp has been installed around the world.
This is the first selection of songs by William Close and David Block of "The Human Experience". The 8 song album is a full journey through the sounds of the "Earth Harp".
"I recorded over 4 hours of William's Earth Harp. With the base material I choose my favorite loops to create the full compositions. I also wanted to showcase William's incredible ability to channel free form music with the Earth Harp so there are 3 compositions which have not been edited at all (except for some post production effects and EQ's).
We invite you on a sonic adventure through sounds never heard before and hope the vibrations of the Earth Harp open your heart and fill your life with inspiration and love.
It is our sincere pleasure to present to you "Earth Harp Sessions Vol. 1"
Love and Light
David & William
Find out more about WIlliam at www.EarthHarp.com
Album Art by Android Jones www.AndroidJones.com
Mastering by Rob Beaton at "The Pod" studios www.meetbeaton.com
released 25 August 2012
William Close - Earth Harp
David Block - Production, engineering, arrangements, all other sounds/instruments that are not Earth Harp.
Danny Klein - Piano on "Mothership"