CARLSBAD, CA (CelebrityAccess) – NAMM’s Museum of Making Music has announced that it will offer a full day of music-making opportunities while hosting the Earth Harp, the world’s longest playable stringed instrument, as part of the global Make Music Day happening Thursday, June 21.
The harp, which will reach from the balcony of the Museum to its parking lot, will be played live by an ensemble of musicians led by William Close, the LA-based inventor who tours the globe with his instrument.
“As a musician and an inventor of close to 100 musical instruments, I’m thrilled to be showcasing my best-known invention, the Earth Harp, on Make Music Day,” said Close. “I’ve always believed that the origin of music involves not only songwriting but the creation and mastery of an instrument. People always respond enthusiastically to the sound and spectacle of the Earth Harp and I look forward to seeing and meeting music fans at the Museum of Making Music on June 21. I’m honored to be performing at the home of so many unique musical instruments and their rich history.”
Officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records™ for being the world’s “longest stringed instrument,” the Earth Harp is one of the most unique elements being featured as part of the Make Music Day events taking place in 800 cities and in 120 countries around the world.
The Museum of Making Music will also be offering a pay-as-you-wish day for visitors of every age who want to join in the fun and pick up an instrument and play. Additional programming includes Make & Play stations where kids can craft their own instruments for strumming, *Open Mic sessions, ‘Interactive Drum Circles, and an Interactive Innovation Studio.
Make Music Day was launched in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.
For more information visit: www.museumofmakingmusic.org/.