Experiment Log – “Sonority of Musical Plectrums Under Stress”

Project Synopsis: Continuation of the examination of the potential musical application of music applicators.  In this instance, plectrums of varying densities and materials will be subjected to many stressful stimuli including:

  • Scraping
  • Drilling
  • Abrasive brushwheel
  • Vocal ridicule
  • Water submersion
  • Burning

The plectrum will be analyzed throughout the process for potential sonic material, and any useful results will be documented for later study.  It is the goal of the researchers to raise the self-worth of the plectrums by uncovering their own musical potential as separate from the typical use of applying music-inducing force upon other inherently musical devices in rapid succession (see Malmsteen, 120).

Plectrum Under Stress