Guitar for Dark Comedy
Guitar and bass strings
Electric guitar pickups
Soldered razor blades
The musicality of the instrument is based less in formal tones or timbre, instead guitar strings of different gauges hold up soldered razorblades to create layers of scratching noise and clicking discord. Hanging loosely from a frame in the ceiling the guitar strings, razor blades, and guitar pickups wave and bounce off of each other above amplifiers that preserve an ambient hum and a dull noise loop as they point at the ceiling.
The final design of the piece considers the bravery of musicians and artists. The instrument has been informally named “Guitar for Dark Comedy” as it pokes fun at the musician or artist seeking capital gain from their work in a “cut throat industry.”