German Thom Kubli sets the solo guitar world record at more than 17 hours

The artist invites Asturians to beat the mark which is open to anyone wishing to participate

Published: Oct 06, 2012
German Thom Kubli sets the solo guitar world record at more than 17 hours

Thom Kubli playing the longest guitar solo ever played. PHOTO: LABoral

17 hours, 21 minutes and two seconds is the mark established early this morning by German artist Thom Kubli who has beaten the longest guitar solo ever played at LABoral. Kubli is taking part in the exhibition Presencia activa [Active Presence], which opened this Friday at LABoral, with his work Record Attempt.

Kubli started his performance with great expectation at 10 am on Friday 5th in full view of the public who came to visit the exhibition all day yesterday and who had the opportunity to participate in the performances activated by the artists and visitors themselves.

In the presence of a notary, responsible for putting on record his achievement, and in a performance which was streamed online via the LABoral website, the German artist emerged from the booth set up for this event at 3:21 and two seconds in the early hours of Saturday morning.

From this Monday, Kubli and LABoral invite all persons interested to beat the new solo guitar world record. And they will have until 25th February 2013 –the closing date of Presencia active- to attempt this.

In order to participate, all that is required is to make an appointment by e-mailing produccion@laboralcentrodearte.org and choose between establishing a new local record, or the world mark, which requires surpassing the 17 hours by Thom Kubli. All of the performances will be supervised by a witness and streamed online on the LABoral website.

The competition regulations are very simple and consist of five rules which are to ensure that the dynamic of the guitar solo stays in recognisable relation to the musical and cultural reference of contemporary rock guitar solo-playing. In this way, the duration between two impulses (played notes) must not exceed ten seconds. For example: a single note can sound for up to ten seconds, then another note has to be played or the same note has to be picked again.

The guitar and all materials needed to perform the solo will be provided by LABoral. The guitarists must come accompanied by a witness who will be present for the duration of their guitar solo. The guitarists may bring more than one witness so that they can be present successively during the whole time of their record. Guitarists will not be able to leave the space while their guitar solo lasts. Should this happen, the mark set before leaving the room will be taken as their record.  The guitarist and his/her witness(es) will sign a document in which they authorise Fundación Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial to take, record and reproduce pictures and videos of them for their broadcast on the LABoral website and on any other medium or in promotional materials for the exhibition.

Entries: produccion@laboralcentrodearte.org

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