The Longwave is a longitudinal friction harp invented by Ela Lamblin with choreography by Leah Mann. It is played by stroking the long strings with rosin coated gloves. While this is not the first instrument to utilize the longitudinal mode of vibration (the cuica, and Ellen Fullman's long string instrument are two other examples), Ela innovated the use of rosin gloves, of wooden tuning blocks, and was the first to arrange strings in a harp-like fashion. Like all of lelavision's work, the Longwave exemplifies the performance of music and choreography in simultaneity. Visit lelavision.com for more info.

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