The Chandelier Harp

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The Chandelier Harp

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The Chandelier Harp

The Long Harp

The Arc Harps

2003 Wood Glass Harp

1999 Laser Ribs

 

Harp Exhibits

2014 Luminosity, Lexington Art League: Lexington, Kentucky

2013 Conway Artsfest: Conway, Arkansas

2013 Its Electric: Solo Exhibition by Jen Lewin , CU Art Museum

2012 La Napoule Art Foundation, Denver Exhibit

2012,  Burning Man, NV: Grant Project Light Arcs

2011-2012 Light Supply: Museum of Outdoor Arts Denver (http://www.moaonline.org/)

2009   Tesla, Boulder, CO: Long Harp Exhibit

2009/2010, New Orleans Botanical Garden

2009, Voodoo Festival New Orleans

2009,  Tesla Store Opening, Boulder, CO: Long Harp Exhibit

2007,  Burning Man, NV: Light Arcs

2007, Wired Magazines “NextFest”; invited exhibit, Los Angeles, CA: Long Harp

2006, Wired Magazines “NextFest”; invited exhibit, New York Javits Center, NY: Light Arcs

2006,  University of Colorado, Museum, Boulder, CO:Light Harps

2006,  Burning Man, NV: Light Arcs

2005,  Grant Awarded Commission and featured exhibit,Laser Harps

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The Chandelier Harp is an interactive instrument played by passing your hand, arm, leg or body through the low voltage lasers that shine from the Chandelier Harp to the ground. It has been designed for active, collaborative, community based play. Much like plucking the string of a harp, passing through the beams triggers custom circuitry and sensors to produce musical notes. Users play within the red laser beams to create an ambiance that is individual to the moment of interaction. When crowds flock to it and people start to play independently, the group’s chaotic activity give the piece life. As if everyone is, unknowingly, participating in a musical symphony. Each ‘string’ will mix its own library of sounds to create a depth and tone that compliments the public activity and random or organized play. This configuration senses both the speed and height of your movement to create complex and soft sounds that swell and grown over time.

The Chandelier Harps can install in one of two ways. They can be hung from the ceiling (as a free hanging chandelier), or they can be assembled on custom stands for stand-alone exterior placement.