All three winners of the 2019 Guthman Musiclal Design Competition were MIDI Controllers.
This panel discussion will also include live and video performances from the participants.
Jordan Rudess, Pat Scandalis, Alon Ilsar, Keith Groover, Qianqian Jin, Nathan Asman
The Glide, GeoShred and Airsticks win Guthman New Instrument Competition
On March 9th at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, three judges with audience input selected the three winners of the 2019 Guthman New Instrument
All three judges are people who are heavily involved with MIDI.
Jordan Rudess is no stranger to MIDI.org. We have done exclusive interviews with him. HIs videos of playing a number of MPE instruments are featured in our articles on MPE. Now his
The AirSticks combine the physicality of drumming with the unlimited possibilities of computer music, taking the practice of real-time electronic music to a new realm.
The AirSticks were developed by drummer/ electronic producer Alon Ilsar and computer programmer/ composer Mark Havryliv. Airsticks transform off-the-shelf gaming controllers into a unique musical instrument,
The QJin was developed by Qianqian Jin, a student in the Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) of San Francisco Conservatory of Music The Qijin is a customized MIDI controller for a Guzheng (a Chinese classical zither). It is not only a MIDI controller , but it has a built-in amplification system to augment its capacity for live performance and sound design. A built-in arduino board that supports MIDI allows the performer to connect to any MIDI compatible music software.
The Kaurios gets its name from the amazingly unique wood that it is made out of. Kauri is the oldest wood available in the world and has been buried underground in New Zealand for about 50,000 years. So Nathan Asman's project marries ancient wood with state of the art wireless BTLE MIDI technology.
The tagline for the Margaret Guthman New Instrument Competition is "the future of music" and all three winners of the 2019 competition were MIDI controllers. So the future of music is MIDI. We couldn't agree more.