" Twenty-two inventors, composers and designers representing 14 nations were selected to present their new instruments at this year’s competition . They were selected from a pool of over 80 applicants from 20 countries..."
Margaret Guthman awarded the 2014 first prize and $5,000 to the Adjustable Microtonal Guitar by Tolgahan Cogulu the only non-computerized instrument.
Tolgahan Cogulu played, moved the frets around and played some more.
I started smiling early.
Who knew that the Klaus (designed by Perkins +Will) had a glass-fronted 3-level trapezoidal room with grand stair and balconies?
Georgia Tech music technology students wore these T-shirts and worked the show.
I walked around before liftoff.
These little circuit boards had gyros, accelerometers, and light sensors I think. He danced them around and made wireless music.
I asked why the heat lamp. Uday said it was built in a tropical climate and heat lamps were legal. This is Uday Shankar's chitravenu.
Two wild and crazy Swedish guys played OP-1's by Teenage Engineering .
The AlphaSphere went through pre-flight checklists. Was he loading Bach, hip-hop, or Vangelis? All, I think..
The Happy Fun Ball was an "elektrisk oraksje" (electric orange). You could dance with it AND dance to it.
Things got started before I could meet all the inventors.
The balcony birds leaned in from the best seats in the house.
The three judges sat on the front row.
No Mozart from Yuto Hasebe's Tree Guitar but WHO CARES? We wanted to party with the Tree Guitar.
Feng Gao's TRI-O : Three little turntables put a triangle in motion whose area made midi controls modify Bach.
Yuto Hasebe and his Tree Guitar.
Inside the Intonaspacio a.k.a. happy fun ball.
Uday Shankar demonstrated the chitravenu for his inteview.
Allie and company with the Happy Fun Ball.
Insider tip: Free beverages and sweets after the performances.
The judges returned. Tree Guitar won a peoples choice award and a coveted Margaret hug.