Friday, September 19, 2014

Call for Entries to Georgia Tech's 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

Share your ideas for the next generation of musical instruments at Georgia Tech’s 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. An annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design and engineering, Wired magazine has called the competition an “X-Prize for music,” and contestants have likened it to a TED Conference for new musical instrument designers.

2015 Guthman Competition Judges:

Joe Paradiso - Director of the MIT Media Lab's Responsive Environments Group and Associate Professor of Media Arts & Sciences at MIT. Paradiso is a physicist who has worked with NASA and a designer of electronic music synthesizers and MIDI systems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_A._Paradiso

Graham Marsh - Producer, mixer, writer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist with four Grammy awards and numerous Grammy nominations. Graham has engineered, produced and played for artists such as Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkely, and Cee Lo Green among many others. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Marsh_(producer)

DJ Hurricane - Hip hop DJ, producer, and rapper, known for his work with the Beastie Boys. One of New York's premier turntablists, DJ Hurricane fostered his skills alongside Run D.M.C. and is currently developing hip hop artist JBYRD while serving as Playpro Media speaker on the history of hip-hop. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Hurricane

To learn more about the competition visit http://guthman.gatech.edu

To enter your work into the competition please submit your work at http://guthman.gatech.edu/enter-competiton.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. Approximately 20 semi-finalists will be invited to demonstrate, discuss, and perform with their instruments at the competition as they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The competition takes place on February 19th - 20th, 2015, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

This marks the first year the Guthman Competition will be extending a special invitation to students. We are excited to provide limited travel support for selected student submissions (student ID required).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Blog Post!

My September blog post is up! This month, some thoughts about the ASO lockout and how it not only threatens our musical present & future but even our past. Check it out at: http://greekandcomposing.blogspot.com/2014/09/killing-mahler.html