INSTRUMENT SEMATARY is an interactive sonic sculpture created from broken, pre-owned classical instruments that have been brought back to life with a new digital identity.

Inspired by Stephen King’s Pet Sematary in which deceased animals return to life with unfamiliar, evil personalities, this work explores the environmental choices of musicians and instrument designers, and our responsibilities to preserve historical hand-crafted musical instruments that are becoming increasingly out of fashion in a digital age.

Lia Mice‘s work grows from a partnership between music performance and instrument design technology expressed through interactive sonic sculptures and live audio-visual dance music.

Releasing on Optimo Music, the Australia-born London-based artist has performed and exhibited at Tate Modern London, Museum of Arts and Design New York and WOMB Tokyo.