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LOST & SOUND

The works that encompass LOST & SOUND reference the formal dialogue of the transformative deconstruction of the string instrument body with the new technical electronic soundscape. Found object/instrument forms combine with arrangements of hardware and machine parts to create a reliquary of silent sound shapes that reflect this transition and pay homage to Cubist still life. The iconic, symbolic, and ergonomic guitar/violin/cello/bass body, a mainstay of musical/visual form and function for hundreds of years, is now being replaced with the inevitable playback device/black box as sound samples replicate the physical vibrating object. A spirit of re-invention and hyper-utility attempts to reveal the hidden meanings and associations of common objects, momentarily creating a striking and re-animated cultural identity. What is a musical instrument?