Ellen Fullman plays her Long String Instrument live at Liquid Architecture festival



A pioneer of minimal drone-spaces.

In 2017, Ellen Fullman travelled to perform at Australia’s annual sound art festival Liquid Architecture with cellist and composer Theresa Wong.

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Fullman first began developing her Long String Instrument in 1980; using 100-feet-long stainless steel and bronze strings connected to a wooden resonator, Fullman presses down on the string as she walks down the instrument to create expansive drone-spaces.

Experimenting with its sonic capabilities over 30 years later, Fullman performed her Harbors duet with Wong at Liquid Architecture, drawing on “soundscapes, stories and atmospheres that manifest around bodies of water that propagate exchange.”

Watch the performance in full above.

Photo by: Keelan O’Hehir