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This is a story told ‘from the Harp’ in music and words about my 20-year journey to reinvent the 75-lb classical concert harp into a fully electric instrument I can wear on stage – and the visionary French harp builders who took my dream and made it a reality – not just for me, but for a whole new generation of musicians.
See behind-the-scenes where it’s built – and onstage where it’s played
A tour of the factory
In action on stage
Deborah: “So you took one idea from the computer, one idea from the bicycle …”
Jakez: “And many ideas from the crazy harpist.”
The three videos in this section will give you a sense of the harp, the woman who plays it, and the collaboration that made it possible.
The factory-video was taken at the CAMAC harp factory in the countryside of Brittany, in France. You’ll see the machine that cuts out the harp shape, the computer design, the men who create the finish and the tiny pickups that get a huge sound out of the instrument. It can get noisy in the factory when you’re building harps – but don’t worry, we pulled down the noise and added subtitles when it got too loud.
Meet Jakez, the man who built the “DHC” harp
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TEDx Talk "From the Harp"
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