7th INTERNATIONAL MICROTONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

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7th INTERNATIONAL MICROTONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

The 7th International Microtonal Guitar Competition is organised by Prof. Dr. Tolgahan Çoğulu with the sponsorship of Sala Muzik.

CATEGORIES

1st Category: “Compositions including a Microtonal Guitar”

2nd Category: “Arrangements including a Microtonal Guitar”

PRIZES

1st Category


1st Prize: Microtonal Guitar KG
2nd Prize: Ud
3rd Prize: Bağlama

2nd Category

1st Prize: Microtonal
 Guitar KG
2nd Prize: Ud
3rd Prize: Bağlama

Shipping cost and possible taxes will be paid by the winners. The prize is only given to the composer for the first category. The prize is given to the arranger or arrangers in the second category. One can send only one piece to each category. You can apply to both categories with one piece.

DEADLINE: 27th of May 2023

JURY MEMBERS

Atanas Ourkouzounov

Bekir Küçükay

Fernando Perez

Gilbert Biberian

Golfam Khayam

John Schneider

Jürgen Ruck

Kağan Korad

Mak Grgic

Safa Yeprem

Stephen Goss

Tolgahan Çoğulu

Tufan Kurdoğlu

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INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE FIRST CATEGORY “COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING A MICROTONAL GUITAR”
 

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  • You can apply with a microtonal composition that uses at least one Classical or Acoustic or Electric or Bass Microtonal Guitar. Fretless guitars are not included here but they can be used with a fretted microtonal guitar.

  • The compositions that are sent to the jury must be unpublished and unpremiered. Please don't share any part of the compositions through social media before the announcement of winners.

  • Types of microtonal guitars that the compositions will include are as follows:

    • Adjustable microtonal guitars

    • Fixed-fretted microtonal guitars

    • Converting the standard guitar into microtonal guitar by adding additional frets

    • Converting the standard guitar into microtonal guitar by tuning its strings into microtones

    • Lego or Automatic microtonal guitars

  • The participants give the copyright of their pieces to be published by the competition as a sheet music book and video release.

INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE SECOND CATEGORY “ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDING A MICROTONAL GUITAR”

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  • The piece can be an arrangement of a microtonal tune that uses at least one Classical or Acoustic or Electric or Bass Microtonal Guitar (Fretless guitars are not included here). For example, it can be an arrangement of a makam tune or Renaissance/Baroque tune or any microtonal tune. Some 12TET melodies can also be converted into microtonal or just tunings.

 

  • You can use any instrument or voice combinations next to a microtonal guitar such as:  Microtonal guitar duo, trio, quartet or microtonal guitar and voice, microtonal guitar, drum and bass, microtonal guitar and string quartet, 10 microtonal guitars (screen can be divided), microtonal guitar and electronics etc.

 

  • The arrangements that are sent to the jury must be unpublished and unpremiered. Please don't share any part of the arrangements through social media before the announcement of winners.

 

  • The participants give the copyright of their pieces to be published by the competition as a sheet music book and video release.

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VIDEO-SOUND QUALITY​

Since the performance videos of the winning arrangements/compositions will be shared on YouTube, video quality should be minimum 720p HD and sound should be recorded by a professional microphone. 

 

DEADLINE

Application deadline for the competition is 27th of May 2023. Please send your video, audio file (wav), a photo showing your guitar’s fretboard, the score of your arrangement or composition with your name on, the score of your arrangement or composition without your name and the recording of the microtonal music you take as a reference (2nd category) to microtonalguitarist@gmail.com by 27th of May 2023. ​​

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