Live at the Boulder Theater on Dec 18- William Close and the Earth Harp Collective- As seen on America’s Got Talent!
William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
“Behind The Veil”
William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic Earth Harp, the world’s largest stringed instrument. Other instruments designed by Close include The Drum Orb, The Percussion Jacket, The Aquatar and the Wing Harp.
“The Earth Harp is one of the five coolest things about Coachella” – Rolling Stone Magazine
Close’s work explores the connection between architecture and music. Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright quote “architecture is frozen music”, Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument. He has developed two “Symphonic Houses”, working with architects to build the musical instruments into the architecture, turning the houses themselves into musical instruments. William’s talent for a multidisciplinary approach to sculpture, music and installation art has blossomed into a new genre of music making designs.
Last year, William and the Earth Harp Collective –a team of extremely talented musicians, dancers, aerialists and artists–further pushed the boundaries of the performance experience when they finished third on NBC’s hit talent competition “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges, and were the only act to receive a standing ovation for every performance.
“You turned this whole theater into an instrument- that’s originality. I made my career on originality and I bow to you” – Howard Stern
New Album “Behind The Veil” Just Released
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective’s much anticipated album, “Behind The Veil” was released recently. The album reflects the heart of EHC’s sound. Lush rock/classical fusions, inspired original tracks and fresh interpretations of beloved mash ups such as Pachelbel’s Canon and U2’s ‘With Or Without You’.
Each of the 10 tracks have the Earth Harp at the heart of their sound.
“tends to evoke heavenly associations” -CNN
“Behind The Veil” was a collaboration of many creative visionaries. WILLIAM worked with producers Thomas Hjorth and Laura Vall of The Controversy, David Block of The Human Experience and special guest producer DJ Kraddy. Vocalists featured on the album include Rafe Pearlman, Onyay Pheori and Laura Vall.
The Earth Harp was recorded in WILLIAM‘s Malibu, CA home studio where he had it strung from inside his glass studio and attached to the side of a mountain.
Live in Boulder on Dec.18 Tickets on Sale Now!
Art House Live proudly presents William Close and the Earth Harp Collective live in Boulder, CO on December 18, 2013 at the Boulder Theater.
William Close designs stage shows that push the envelope of the musical experience. His installations and performances have been experienced and adored by audiences around the world. Some of his past festival performances include Coachella, Bumbershoot, Lollapalooza, Burning Man, Utah Arts Fest, Lightening in a Bottle, Envision Festival, Rolling Rock Town Fair, Cherry Creek Arts Fest, Notte Bianca Festival, Main Street Arts Festival and many more.
Don’t miss William’s holiday show in Boulder. For Tickets, Interviews and other information, please contact us: Karen Lee and Karen Doran, Evolution Promotion, [email protected] or 978.658.3357
“A powerful sonic experience and an arresting visual image” – New York Times