Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Boulder Theater
Boulder, CO

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Boulder Theater
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Phone: (303)786-7030
2032 14th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
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World-renowned installation artist, musician, and innovator, WILLIAM CLOSE has traveled all over the world, amazing audiences with his unique, one-of-a-kind and entirely original musical instruments. WILLIAM--who’s created over 100 new types of instruments—brings his amazing Earth Harp Collective to The Boulder Theater for one night of awe-inspiring music. Developed by CLOSE in 1999, the body of the Earth Harp rests on the stage and the strings travel out over the audience attaching to the back of the theater, turning the theater, concert hall, architecture, or landscape into the instrument. The giant long strings are played with violin rosin covered gloves. The players run their hands along the strings creating beautiful cello like tones. CLOSE named the instrument Earth Harp because the first time it was installed, the strings ran from one side of a valley 1000 feet across to the other side, turning the landscape into a giant harp. The Earth Harp strings have stretched to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, to temples in Vietnam, in the famous Grand Theater of Macau, The Coliseum in Rome, amazing architecture in Hong Kong and India, the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center in the United States, just to name a few. WILLIAM’s work explores the connection between architecture and music. Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright quote “architecture is frozen music,” CLOSE creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument. Some of CLOSE’s other instruments include, The Drum Orb, The Percussion Jacket, The Aquatar, the Wing Harp, and The Drumbrella to name a few. Last year, WILLIAM and the Earth Harp Collective--a team of extremely talented musicians--further pushed the boundaries of the performance experience when they finished third on NBC’s hit talent competition “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges, and were the only act to receive a standing ovation for every performance. New judge Howard Stern kicked off the sea
Ticket Price: $29.50 - $61.00
Door Time:7:00pm
Show Time:8:00pm
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/william-close-and-the-earth-harp

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