Ellen Fullman Long String Instrument Maker on Fresh Fruit Thursday October 21

Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit with guests Ellen Fullman and Arvid Nelsen on Thursday October 21 from 7pm to 8pm

Ellen Fullman, composer, sound artist, instrument maker
Visiting McKnight Artist

In 1981 Ellen Fullman began developing the “Long String Instrument,” an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and ‘bowed’ with rosin coated fingers. Fullman has developed a unique notation system to choreograph the performer’s movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument. She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet, and Keiji Haino. She will be performing in St. Paul on November 5th Strange Attractors 22

Festival
and is a McKnight Visiting Composer in Residency at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN, Ellen Fullman at the Berkeley Art Museum

R. Arvid Nelsen.Curator
Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts

R. Arvid Nelso will talk about The Tretter Collection 10th Anniversary

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies houses over 30,000 items in a wide variety of media. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. It covers all time periods, from a 4,000-year-old phallic statuette from Egypt, up to current editions of GLBT periodicals. Although books are the core of the collection, substantial sections include textiles, glassware, film, music, art works, and three-dimensional objects such as event buttons and furniture. The collection includes unpublished manuscripts, vertical files, and periodicals from all over the world.