William Close to play Earth Harp tonight

January 30, 2014 - 3:16:46 am

DOHA: Musician extraordinaire William Close (pictured) will play the Earth Harp, said to be the largest stringed instrument in the world, tonight at Katara Drama Theatre.

Close, who creates and teaches others to create musical instruments, will play his creation which catapulted him to fame after being a finalist at America’s Got Talent two years ago.

The Earth Harp comprises hundreds of feet of huge strings attached to the back of the theatre.

This will be Close’s first time to feature in concerts in Qatar from tonight until Saturday. 

He has performed with his Earth Harp all over the world, from Seattle Space needle to temples in Vietnam, in Grand Theatre of Macau and the Coliseum in Rome, Hong Kong, India, and the Kennedy Centre and Lincoln Centre in the US. 

The Earth Harp was developed by Close in 1999, as well as other musical instruments. 

It was inspired from the combination of sculpture, music and installation art that blossomed into new genre of music making designs. 

Close’s work explores the connection between architecture and music and creates musical installations that use architecture as part of the instrument. The Peninsula

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