Ellen Fullman; Body MusicXI Records
XI 109 CD
Body Music is music for Ellen Fullman's unique Long String Instrument, an 80-foot long instrument with approximately 80 strings. Fullman has long been developing this instrument for longitudinally vibrating long strings. Having received a BFA in sculpture, her interest in music began with the resonance of materials used in making sculpture. When she started making the Long String Instrument, she saw it as "sculpture as music"; now she has come full circle in conceiving "music as sculpture." For the most part, the music in Body Music relies harmonically on the diatonic scale. Because of the prominence of overtone content, more complex harmony is suggested. Through her studies of extended harmony, Fullman has come to realize that harmony is "dimensional."