Record Attempt

The piece describes the effort to play “The Longest Guitar Solo Ever Played” and herewith break the world record in this category.

The attempt takes place in a closed space where the performer and an official notary are situated. Visitors of the venue can follow the ongoing action through a spy hole in the wall. The setup within the space consists of a small stage, an amplifier, a guitar, an office desk and a time display. A video camera is positioned in the room to stream the performance live over the internet.

The attempt to reach and break the world record is hosted by WSM – World Records In Sound and Music, an agency dedicated to the measuring of contemporary sound phenomena. The work consists of a series of attempts to accordingly break and outplay the record as far as possible. The actual record constitutes 17h21min.

Record Attempt @ ABC-TV

Material: Room Construction, Stage, Amplifier, Guitar, Pedestal, Office Desk, Microphone, Time Display, Video Camera, Wiring | Audio Material: Speech, Guitar Solo | Dimensions: Apprxm. 4 x 5 x 2,5m wdh | Year: 2008 – 2012