Sales of song downloads last year suddenly dropped, dramatically. The recent music industry sales numbers, as covered here in “Streaming Is Killing the MP3 Industry,” illustrate the broad cultural shifts underway:
- What we expect as music listeners (consumers) is changing.
- How we consume music is changing.
- The nature of music delivery – now, as packets of data – is changing.
I want the sound injectly directed into my head. is an exploration of these ideas and related questions. It is an industrial style guitar fitted with black iron pipe as a neck, which also acts as conduit. The guitar is restrung with cat 5e cable (I now routinely enjoy working with it, by the way), exploding in a bouquet from its non-existent headstock.
Fitted for wall mounting, the piece displays much as a guitar would on a musician’s studio wall.
Updated February 25, 2016.