Why the name?

  1. In 1998 I needed a cool title for my solo CD, and that’s what I came up with.
  2. Today it describes the hybrid guitar/software instrument I use in performances. The guitar functions as a controller for interactive live sound processing, but of course it is used as a sound source at the same time.
  3. It also became a way to describe a 20-year practice of being primarily concerned with sound and rhythm. I’m using the guitar as a sonic object, played in ways commonly associated with Fred Frith (using a wide range of gadgets and mechanical preparations), and also Keith Rowe (tabletop guitar).
  4. “Endangered” symbolizes tendencies to move away from guitar playing. However, every time I came back to it.

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