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Earth Harp Sessions Vol. 1

by The Earth Harp & The Human Experience

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Shackled 01:03
Mothership 02:26
DreamAwake 04:20


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 August 25, 2012

William Close - Earth Harp

David Block - Production, engineering, arrangements, all other sounds/instruments that are not Earth Harp.

Danny Klein - Piano on "Mothership"


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The Human Experience California

“The Human Experience” is David Block’s principal project as a live
electronic composer, multi- instrumentalist, producer. Listeners
experience a delicious symphonic blend of prismatic soundscapes and
sultry beats.

David has shared the stage
with renowned artists such as, Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, Tipper,
Random Rab, Emancipator, Bluetech, and many more.

He collaborates a lot :)
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