Harry Partch - Harmonic Canon II
  Year :   1965
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Instrument
  Materials:   The base and rack are Plexiglas. The resonating box, including the thin soundboards, is redwood.
  Info :   University of Wisconsin. Rebuilt at the University of Illinois





 
  Work Details  
  30 inches high in front, 36 at the back (not including the music rack); slightly more than 6 feet long. The resonating chambers are each 30.5 by 22.5 by 5.5 inches, outside. As with Harmonic Canon I, any pattern that is desired. Here, the bridges are made especially for each composition. There are 44 strings on each; without bridges those on Pollux would sound a unison C, approximately the C below middle C, while the upper 22 of Castor would sound the same unison, and the lower 22 would sound the C an octave below.