950:20 — “950:20” is a string instrument and a sound installation that comprises a long glowing wire that gradually expands and contracts depending on its temperature. During the performance, the string heats up to 950 degrees Celsius until it turns incandescent. This variation in temperature, from stable to life-threatening, determines the length of the wire and thus the frequency and pitch of the sound waves. The uncontrol­lable interaction between electricity, elec­tromagnetism, physical tension and high temperatures delivers an unpredic­table and intense experience that varies in each performance depending on the circumstances.

Yaprak Sayar graduated from the ArtScience department, an interfaculty between the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague in 2015.