The instrument is created with 100
river rocks suspended by music wire from a wing-shaped sound box
and hanging in a steep arch. The strings (vibrating longitudinally)
release their music as the performers dance and, with rosin-covered
gloves, stroke, caress, and tug the strings.
Ela Lamblin and Leah
Mann gathered resonant slate from the Cascade mountains, stones
from the Pacific Ocean, and rocks from the Applegate River to create
this breathtakingly beautiful combination of sculptural stone, delicate
movement, and symphonic sound.