William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Friday, September 05, 2014 - 7:30 pm
“The Earth Harp is one of the five coolest things about Coachella” - Rolling Stone
Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright quote “architecture is frozen music,” William Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument – most notably the Earth Harp, the world’s largest string instrument, which Close invented in 1999. The body of the Earth Harp rests on the stage and the strings attach to the balcony of the PAC, turning the theater into an instrument and allowing audience members to look up as the music and architecture collide above them. Immerse yourself in melody as Close runs his hands along the giant strings with rosin-covered gloves, creating beautiful cello-like tones.
William Close and the Earth Harp Collective pushed the boundaries of the performance experience when they finished third on NBC’s hit talent competition “America’s Got Talent.” Since then, the group has draped the Earth Harp over amazing architecture in Hong Kong, India, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and even Burning Man. In addition to the Earth Harp, some of Close’s other instruments in the collective include The Drum Orb, The Percussion Jacket, The Aquatar, the Wing Harp, and The Drumbrella, to name a few.
Arrive Early! From the time the box office opens at 6:30, join us in the lobby of the PAC as the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum leads hands-on experiments and games. Coming straight from the office? The Culinary Cab will be parked out front of the PAC for a quick bite to eat.
Limited Availability: Box Seats - $48.00
Adult Tier 1 - $38.00
Adult Tier 2 - $33.00
Senior Tier 1 - $33.00
Senior Tier 2 - $28.00
Youth/Student Tier 1 - $23.00
Youth/Student Tier 2 - $18.00
Please visit the box office to see a seating chart.