Balling on the Celestial Harp (2014)
The idea began by using the centre piece inverted and moving it on the strings. It evolved into wondering what other spheres or orbs might sound like..
Photo Art by Peter Rivington
Cover design by Robin Armstrong
Cover and labels printed by Printer Gateway,
Mixed and mastered by Robin Armstrong
©2014 RA Publications, Aurora, ON.
Track 01. Balling 1’44”
Robin Armstrong using a crystal ball on the Celestial Harp and also resonating a temple bowl.
Track 02. Crystal Ball 13’53”
Robin using a crystal ball on the Celestial Harp. He also uses an ebow and strummed on the Celestial Harp itself. The idea of a crystal ball playing on the astrologically based Celestial Harp was an added influence.
Track 03. Sphynx Ball 1’36” Robin using a glass ball with a sphinx within it on the Celestial Harp. Robin also played on the kaossilator.
Track 04. Centre Piece 3’45”
Robin using the centre piece of the Celestial Harp on the strings.
Track 05. Hammered Ballin 4’56”
Robin using a rubber ball on the Celestial Harp. Robin also played the kaossilator.
Track 06. Oriental Balling 2’45”
A Chinese healing ball with its own accompanying chimes from within was played by Robin along with a kaosilator, a temple bowl, temple chimes and his voice.
Track 07. Global Balling 6’18”
Robin playing on the Celestial Harp with a small globe of the earth. He also plays a kaossilator.
Track 08. Fruit Punch 2’33”
Robin using fruit shaped rattles on the Celestial Harp. He also plays a kaossilator, as well as a rain stick.
Track 09. Heavy Crystal 8’11”
Robin using a heavy crystal ball on the Celestial Harp and playing the kaossilator.
Track 10. Light Ball 8’11”
Robin using a light small plastic ball on the Celestial Harp and playing the kaossilator.