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02/29/08 - Tyler

MASS Ensemble To Turn Cowan Center Into Giant Instrument Today

MASS Ensemble will turn The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center into a large harp as part of their pre-performance activities.

The exterior Earth Harp, known as the world's largest stringed instrument, will be constructed from the top of the UT Tyler Cowan Center to the ground and will be played by one of the MASS members.

The internationally-renowned performance group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4. Tickets are $36, $26 and $16 and are available at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office or online.

For more information, contact the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pre-performance activities include:

  • Friday, Feb. 29

2 p.m. - Exterior Earth Harp installation (approximately two hours installation and tuning time).

  • Saturday, March 1

2 p.m. -  Exterior Earth Harp demonstration.

One-hour workshop gives participants the opportunity to create music with members of MASS and develop an in-depth understanding of the mechanics and principles of the invented instruments of MASS.

  • Sunday, March 2 

2 p.m. - Exterior Earth Harp demonstration.

3 p.m. - Instrument building workshop.

MASS invites participants to create and build their own fully functioning sculptural stringed instruments.

Sign up at UT Tyler Cowan Center box office.

  • Monday, March 3

6:30 p.m. Yoga and Sound Workshop.

A two-hour workshop in which participants will blend yogic movement, breathing and vocalization with the musical vibration of live long-string music.

Sign up at UT Tyler Cowan Center box office.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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