William Close performs Earth Harp live at Burning Man in 2011

William Close

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William Close is an installation artist and musician that has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument Earth Harp. The Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument on the planet. . The body of the instrument rests on the stage and the strings travel out over the audience attaching to the back of the theater, turning the theater / concert hall into the instrument. The giant long strings are played with violin rosin covered gloves. The player runs their hands along the strings creating beautiful cello like tones.