‘For Emanuel’ (2014)
The dirt found under a guitar players fingernails was collected for half a year, with the goal of producing a guitar pick made of this dirt. This plectrum was used to play a single chord on a guitar, which was recorded onto a reel to reel tape recorder. The recorded chord was then stretched to the length of six months via a custom made construction added to the tape machine. The slow play back speed of the chord on the tape machine makes the sound unhearable for the human ear, only the noises created by the electronics remains hearable.
The plectrum was presented in the hands of a performer standing in the room next to the tape machine with the plectrum in his or her hand, offering a one to one interaction and communication with the public about the piece.