Ensemble Music in My Future by Ellen Fullman

Building new backplates for resonators — Three Padauk and one Honduran Rosewood (Dalbergia stevensonii). Finished out two quarter-sawn Maple double-sided resonators for upcoming piece for The Living Earth Show.

Padding shellac varnish — an alcohol based natural finish. After many layers are applied, a beautiful depth in flaming develops. Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in the forests of India and Thailand.

Padding shellac varnish — an alcohol based natural finish. After many layers are applied, a beautiful depth in flaming develops. Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in the forests of India and Thailand.

Recording Music for The Gardener 1988 by Ellen Fullman

So excited to announce this will be released as an LP on Besom Presse!

The Man Who Grew Common in Wisdom was featured in Deborah Hay’s Re-Perspective, Tanz im August Festival, Berlin, Sophiensaele, August 16-18, 2019.
https://www.tanzimaugust.de/produktion/detail/m/deborah-hay-the-man-who-grew-common-in-wisdom-fire/

Staggered Stasis was written for The Navigator. Chord changes hover around a theme of Pythagorean intervals, microtonal shifts occur in a staggered fashion. There is a flatness in this drama, like what I imagine it must be like to be alone in the middle of an ocean.

Music for the Gardener uses the image of a curbside garden decorated with bits of broken glass and scrap wood. Recordings of these materials are manipulated with a Prophet sampler to build an audio mosaic out of discarded things.

Music for the Aviator is rooted in Deborah’s directive: “We contain the mystery, but we don’t know what it is.” The music illustrates this concept as a day at the circus with calliope music, starter pistols, large crowds and abrupt disturbances.

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Archivio Conz, Berlin by Ellen Fullman

Pure pleasure for the chance to pick it up again with Konrad Sprenger… and we were given such an amazing sound system to work with, four Meyer Sound UPA-1P and six Fender Twin Reverb amps, one for each guitar string of course! Gratitude to Archivio Conz, Yael Solomonowitz and Peter Kersten.

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The Language of Nature | Cedars Union, Dallas Symphony Orchestra by Ellen Fullman

This project marks a major development in my work, James Talambas has taken on a dedicated apprenticeship to learn all things Long String Instrument. This has been a couple of years in the works and now a successful public showing. James and I each composed and performed new works for DSO members Christine Hwang (viola), Jennifer Humphreys (cello), and Deborah Mashburn (timpani). A beautiful installation by Sheryl Anaya was suspended overhead. Many thanks to Gillian Friedman Fox, Soluna Festival Director and Erica Felicella, Artist Liason at Cedars Union.

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ARCOOP, Geneva by Ellen Fullman

Thank you Wendy Coutau and Anny Serrati and all the crew of SoundVision as well as Ensemble Vide, and director Denis Schule! It was a remarkable experience working at ARCOOP with you. 

September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

Les Moulins de Paillard, Poncé sur le Loir by Ellen Fullman

Thanks to Shelly De Vito and James Porter for hosting us at Les Moulins de Paillard, August 26–Sept 11, 2016. The tone in this room was so beautiful, smooth and warm. 

Theresa Wong and I recorded Harbors here and we plan to release it soon. We recorded with a Bruel & Kjaer pair configured in ORTF. Testing mic placements gave astoundingly different results and we found a sweet spot!

Theresa Wong and I recorded Harbors here and we plan to release it soon. We recorded with a Bruel & Kjaer pair configured in ORTF. Testing mic placements gave astoundingly different results and we found a sweet spot!