Harbors: Ellen Fullman und Teresa Wong mit Streicherduo auf Room40

Ende August erscheint ein gemeinsames Album der Künstlerinnen und Komponistinnen Ellen Fullman und Teresa Wong. Das Zusammenspiel aus Wongs Cello und eines von Fullman konstruierten skulpturartigen Saiteninstruments von enorm raumgreifender Größe ist inspiriert von der Atmosphäre wechselhafte Bewegungen in verschiedenen Gewässern, im Speziellen der San Francisco Bay.
“Structured around the extended harmonics of the open strings of the cello, Wong and Fullman utilize subsets of these tonal areas to create distinct sonic environments within the piece. Fullman’s Long String Instrument, a stunning installation of over forty strings spanning seventy feet in length, places the performers and audience inside the actual resonating body, transforming the architecture itself into the musical instrument. Wong has developed techniques that take the cello beyond tradition into a vocabulary more closely rooted in the sounds of the natural world. She captures material electronically, layering textures amplified throughout the space which form an immersive field where figure and ground are in constant flux. The piece reveals an orchestration of shifting drones, aberrant melodies and glistening atmospheres.” (Room40)