The last guest lecture of the semester will be with Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong on the 15th of May. Ellen is a composer, instrument builder, and performer while Theresa also composes and is a cellist and vocalist. We will be shifting from our usual time and venue to 7:00pm in the Multimedia Theatre on the 1/F. The duo will be performing the next day at SCM as well. Details will be provided in another posting.
Ellen is known for the 70-foot (21-meter) long string instrument that she built herself. It is an instrument tuned in just intonation and played with rosin-coated fingers.This instrument has been compared to the experience of standing inside an enormous grand piano. She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet, Francis-Marie Uitti and Theresa Wong.
Theresa is known for actively exploring the intersection where music meets with the creative spirit of experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Bridging areas of music, dance, theatre and visual arts, Theresa creates performances by uniting her lifelong love for the medium of music with an inquisitive and creative process that she had found through her training in design.