The Curve Harp stands at six feet tall, and has two banks of twelve strings that can run hundreds of feet and attach to architecture. It has a rich, deep tonality, and has traveled to places like Singapore, Grand Cayman, and Disney Hall for performances.
The Curve Harp stands at six feet tall, and has two banks of twelve strings that can run hundreds of feet and attach to architecture. It has a rich, deep tonality, and has traveled to places like Singapore, Grand Cayman, and Disney Hall for performances. The Circle Harp has a copper top, twelve strings, and can be wall mounted as it is here at The Santa Barbara Museum ofArt. Holly Rothschild plays the long-strings of The Curve Harp at a complex installation at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The Cyclodrum is a nine foot tall panel of percussion that sounds great stationary, and can also spin on a central axle for a kinetic surprise. The Bubble Harp is fifteen feet long, stands ten feet tall, has sixteen strings, and is comprised of copper, oak and plexiglass. It catches the light nicely at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. The strings of The Circle Harp radiate out under a full moon, at The Getty Center for a private event. Bottle Tones is a collaboration by Luke Rothschild and Bennett Barbakow. Using Boat Pumps, Vintage Bottles, Custom Electronics, and Human Energy to create Sound, the interactive exhibit blurs the line between Object and Instrument, as well as Sound and Music. Multiple String Theory performances installations. The Curve Harp and Cyclodrum in action at LA Live, The Ford Amphitheater, and The Broad Stage.
Luke creates invented instruments. He designs and fabricates sonic sculptures: modern long-string instruments and percussive devices that create tonalities that don't readily exist in traditional instruments.

Drawing on his degree in fine art, and his work with the critically acclaimed performance ensemble String Theory, Luke designs and creates sonic sculptures and invented instruments for live performances, freelance design commissions, and private residencies.

String Theory is a collaborative ensemble of musicians and dancers that utilize invented instruments and sonic sculpture to create their unique performance landscape and sonic footprint. They are critically acclaimed for their large scale performance installations that transform environments and architecture into giant musical instruments.

String Theory has been the active vehicle and performance entity with which Luke has been able to employ hundreds of different architectural installations and transformations. String Theory has had the great fortune to design and create installations to buildings by many of the world's most esteemed architects:

• Santiago Calatrava      • Frank Gehry      • Richar Meier
• Arata Isozaki      • Christoph Kapeller      • Minoru Yamasaki
• Cesar Pelli      • Renzo Zecchetto Architects
• Louis Kahn      • Frank Lloyd Wright      • Mies Van Der Rohe