Duets in Social Distance: Theresa Wong and Ellen Fullman
Following up on our successful poetry series From Collective Isolation, we present videos by five cohabitating couples, who are also musical collaborators, created during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our favorite artists from our Full series perform from home while sheltering in place, keeping us connected through music.
Theresa Wong is a composer, cellist, and vocalist active at the intersection of music, experimentation, and improvisation. Her works include "The Unlearning" (Tzadik), inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War etchings. She is the founder of fo’c’s’le, a music label dedicated to propagating fresh sounds in avant-garde music from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. 2020 Guggenheim Fellow Ellen Fullman has been developing the Long String Instrument, an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, since the early 1980s. This project encompasses the study of Just Intonation tuning theory, experiments with various wire alloys and gauges, the development of a tablature graphic notation system, and wooden resonator design and fabrication.