William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

25 Aug - 25 Aug
International installation artist, musician and visionary, William Close, brings his famed Earth Harp to Australia for the first time to ignite the 2017 Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture. For one night only, the Los Angeles based artist will deliver two concert spectacles collaborating with local Sunshine Coast musicians and performers; Linsey Pollak, Lizzie O'Keefe and Louise King, along with Tjupurru. Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument. During the concert, the body of The Earth Harp will rest on the stage and 24 harp strings will travel across the length of Kings Beach Amphitheatre, over the audience, transforming the venue in to a colossal musical instrument. The audience will be pulled in to the performance and will experience the music from the inside. The Earth Harp has been installed in some of the most iconic destinations in the world including The Colosseum in Rome, the temples of Vietnam, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, and major US festivals such as Coachella and Burning Man. A permanent Earth Harp installation is also currently a part of Cirque du Soleil's show "Ka” in Las Vegas. This Australian premiere and opening night spectacle should not be missed.

Kings Beach Amphitheatre

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