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Deborah Henson Conant

Hip Harp

USA

“Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso with a
Wicked sense of humor, a Gutsy set of vocal cords & Theatrical flair”

Check out this original tune for electric harp and looper called “Brubecker”:

Biography

Deborah Henson-Conant is a Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso with a wicked sense of humor, a gutsy set of vocal chords and a theatrical flair.

She’s intimate, inventive, spontaneous and bigger-than-life – and she pulls sounds from the 32 strings of her custom-built electric harp that you’d never expect to hear from the instrument St. Peter hands out at the Pearly Gates: Blues. Jazz. Flamenco. Distortion.

She uses a foot-pedal to capture musical phrases on the fly and loop them together, building a pulse of sound an rhythms she improvises over, and tells stories of her own improbable life as she strides the stage strapped onto her harp like a musical centaur.

Poetic dissonance, movement, story and song – she pulls it all from the world’s most cutting edge harp, built for her by the CAMAC company and named after her, the “DHC-Light.”

She’s opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, toured with the Boston Pops as a featured soloist and with guitar legend Steve Vai as a rock harpist. Her music special “Invention & Alchemy” appeared on PBS Stations throughout the US and she performs her own solo shows in theaters and concert halls around the world.

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Invention & Alchemy

Solo – 2006

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Alter Ego

Solo – 1998

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The Celtic Album

Solo – 1998

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Just For You

Solo – 1995

Deborah Henson Conant Masterclasses: