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The Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition

by Carey Tucker

Last Friday, we were on campus at Georgia Tech to attend The Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, an annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musical instrument design, engineering, and performance. Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, the School of Music, and the College of Architecture, the competition selects 20-25 semi-finalists from all over the world each year to come to Georgia Tech and compete for $10,000 in prizes (including a $5,000 First Prize).

The night showcased the potent blend of music and technology and there were some truly unique performances at the Klaus Atrium. Check out out some snaps we took during the international competition.

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2015 Winners:
First Place: Christophe d’Alessandro, Boris Doval, Lionel Feugère, and Olivier Perrotin (France)
Second Place: Peter Bussigel (USA)
Third Place: Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes, Amelie Hinrichsen, and Till Bovermann (Germany)

2015 People’s Choice:
Best Performance: Jonathan Sparks (USA)
Most Unusual Instrument: Ed Potokar (USA)

Read more about The Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition here and stay tuned for information about next year’s competition.

[Photo Credit: Carey Tucker/Hypepotamus]

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