THE WORKSHOP … Blues: Harpstyle! LIVE! At 2pm
Come with your harp. Leave playing the Blues! A hands-on workshop for harpists from Fledgling to Professional, lever or pedal harp. You’ll learn the rhythm and harmony of the Blues, the use-it-anywhere “Slap Bass” technique and how to create basslines, riffs and comping (and you’ll even learn what those words mean!). And best of all, you’ll be PLAYING the Blues!
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THE SHOW ….is Looped!
She’s a Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso with a wicked sense of humor, a gutsy set of vocal chords and a theatrical flair. And in this intimate show at Harps Etc you’ll experience DHC up close and personal.
Inventive. Spontaneous. She pulls sounds from the strings you’d never expect to hear from the instrument St. Peter hands out at the Pearly Gates: Blues. Jazz. Flamenco. Distortion.
And then there’s the looper pedal — a double-jacked foot-pedal that lets her record music on the fly, building rhythmic layers that over and over until she’s created an almost symphonic bed of sound she improvises over.
Poetic dissonance, movement, story and song — all pulled from the 32 strings of an instrument she wear like a massive bronze bow-and-arrow, the electric harp that’s named after her, the “DHC-Light.”
“From the moment she set foot on stage, I was captivated by DHC. She’ll tell a story, ask the audience a question, and people will actually respond! Part of her appeal and magnetism on stage is her ability to be completely honest.” Allison Volk (Los Angeles, CA)
THE INSTRUMENT …. is her own Invention!
Once upon a time DHC played a hulking 6-foot-tall concert harp, like you see at the back of the orchestra. But she really wanted the freedom to move around the stage – and the freedom to be able to travel with her instrument.
She had a vision of an electric harp she could strap on like an electric guitar, and put in the luggage hold of a plane. She created a prototype and took it to Europe’s most visionary harp builder, Joel Garnier.
For the next 20 years Joel’s company, CAMAC harps, worked with DHC to create the harp of her dreams. The result is the world’s leading electric harp, named after Deborah, the “DHC-Light,” an 11-pound carbon-fibre instrument that can soar over an orchestra – and that she even took on tour with legendary Rock guitarist Steve Vai for a world tour in 2012.Take a harp. Shrink it down. Strap it on. Plug it in. Deborah Henson-Conant 5/23/15 Walnut Creek, CA Click To Tweet
CONCERT – SAT. MAY 23
WHAT: Solo Concert with Deborah Henson-Conant
WHEN: Sat. May 23, 2015 • 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Harps Etc. Showroom Walnut Creek, CA
WORKSHOP – SAT. MAY 23
WHAT: “Blues: Harpstyle!” Hands-on Harp Workshop with Deborah Henson-Conant
WHEN: Sat. May 23, 2015 • 2pm
WHERE: Harps Etc – Walnut Creek, CA
Want to do both?
Register for the Workshop AND Buy Tickets to the Concert! http://www.harpsetc.com/deborah-henson-conant-workshop-and-concert.html