This harp installation was commissioned by the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the oldest music festival in the country. A collaboration with the incredibly talented Steven Pierce, this 7-foot sounding sculpture is amplified with recessed speakers in the base. Using a pentatonic scale, the piece invites multiple participants to play simultaneously, as the limited pitches create traditionally consonant sonorities. There is no paint; all of the colors on the body of the harp are patinas created by Pierce.
Many thanks to Reach, Teach, Play and the Ravinia Festival for commissioning this work. And to Aaron Good for his initial drawing.