6th INTERNATIONAL MICROTONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

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6TH INTERNATIONAL MICROTONAL GUITAR COMPETITION

The 6th International Microtonal Guitar Competition is organised by Prof. Dr. Tolgahan Çoğulu with the sponsorship of Sala Muzik.

CATEGORIES

1st Category: “Arrangements including a Microtonal Guitar”

2nd Category: “Compositions for the solo classical microtonal guitar”

PRIZES

1st Category


1st Prize: Fretless Classical Guitar
2nd Prize: Ud
3rd Prize: Bağlama

2nd Category

1st Prize: Fretless Classical Guitar
2nd Prize: Ud
3rd Prize: Bağlama


The prize is only given to the arranger or arrangers for the first category. The prize is given to the composer in the second category.

 

DEADLINE: 27th of May 2022

JURY MEMBERS

Atanas Ourkouzounov

Bekir Küçükay

Fernando Perez

John Schneider

Jürgen Ruck

Kağan Korad

Mak Grgic

Safa Yeprem

Tolgahan Çoğulu

Tufan Kurdoğlu

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

  • The piece can be an arrangement of a microtonal tune that uses at least one Classical or Acoustic or Electric or Bass Microtonal Guitar. 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  • The arrangements that are sent to the jury must be unpublished and unpremiered.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 prizes will only be given to the arranger or arrangers. The participants give the copyright of their pieces to be published by the competition.

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INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE SECOND CATEGORY “COMPOSITIONS FOR THE SOLO CLASSICAL MICROTONAL GUITAR”

  • Compositions will be made for solo classical microtonal guitar. Different guitar types such as acoustic, electric, bass guitar are not included in the competition. Compositions shall be made only for nylon stringed classical 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 be made for are as follows:

    • Adjustable classical microtonal guitars

    • Fixed-fretted classical microtonal guitars

    • Converting the standard classical guitar to microtonal guitar by adding additional frets

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

  • Fretless guitar is not included in the competition. This is because fretless guitar’s timbre is different than the classical guitar. Above mentioned guitar types are all classical guitars besides being microtonal.

  • The participants give the copyright of their pieces to be published by the competition.

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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 2022. Please send your video, a photo showing your guitar’s fretboard, the score of your arrangement or composition and the recording of the microtonal music you take as a reference (1st category) to microtonalguitarist@gmail.com by 27th of May 2022. ​​

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