For 'Hair Music,' a peculiar experimental art project, London-based artist Tadas Maksimovas had the hair on his head transformed into violin strings. Maksimovas selflessly allowed his long locks to be wound into violin strings while still attached to his head. Lengthy strands of hair were twisted, glued and spun so as to be made hard and taut like violin strings. These 'strings' were then affixed to a wooden violin, which was played by a professional violinist.
The project was put together for Street Musician's Day, an annual festival conceived by Lithuanian musician and actor Andrius Mamontovas.
'Hair Music' aims to convey how even the most ambiguous objects and materials can potentially have unexpected and beautiful uses.
Maksimovas' dedication to the project is evident in that his hair -- which surely took a long time to grow out -- had to be completely shaved off following the experiment.
Photo Credits: designboom, behance.net
This Artist's Hair Was Transformed into Violin Strings for 'Hair Music'
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