MASS Ensemble and David Myriam (USA/ France)

10/5 (Sunday)
8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 100, 60, 40

Artistic Director: Bill Close
Sand Animation: David Myriam

Andrea Brook, Harps
Chrysta Bell, Vocals
Rich Sherwood, Drums
Chris Woods, Violin
Shawn Barry, Aquatar
Ben Wright, Guitar
Alicia Marie, Aerial
Brien Rullman, VJ

MASS Ensemble blends original music with cutting edge dance and visual arts. Their performances feature unique, sculptural, invented musical instruments and site-specific installations, as well as traditional instrumentation, to create an unforgettable multi-sensory theatrical experience. MASS (an acronym for Music, Architecture, Sonic, Sculpture) is led by Artistic Director Bill Close, who has designed and created the Earth Harp, the world’s largest stringed instrument. The strings reach out from the stage to architectural elements at the rear of the auditorium, transforming the hall – with the audience inside – into one gigantic resonating instrument.

Live sand drawing is a spectacular and original sort of painting art. French sand animation artist David Myriam joins MASS Ensemble’s production of the Earth Harp in Macao, using moving sand to create continuously evolving fantastic and poetic figures.

“There is only one instrument in the world that can produce a sound as you reach for the sky… MASS Ensemble’s Earth Harp. Its beautiful sounds will convince you that bigger is better."

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval