I’ll be competing on behalf of the Belgium-based Percussa at the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at George Tech on Friday February 17th. I’ll be presenting their AudioCubes by explaining the product and performing some original music.
The Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is an annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design, and engineering. In total, $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the most exciting novel musical instruments and presented by Tech alumnus Richard Guthman in honor of his musician wife, Margaret…Twenty-two inventors, composers and designers from nine countries were selected to compete, from more than 50 entries….
The event is a hotbed for musicians and artists who are pushing the boundaries of music performance. Wired magazine has called it the “X-Prize for music,” and contestants have likened it to a TED Conference for new musical instrument designers.
The event starts on Thursday the 16th. I’ll be performing in the preliminary round on Friday the 17th – at 2:20 EST (on the schedule I’m in the slot labelled “Bert Schiettecatte” as I’m representing Bert at the event. At 3). Finalists will be announced at 3:30 and there will be another performance for finalists at from 7:00-8:30 PM with an 8:30 PM Reception and Awards Ceremony.
The event is free and open to the public with an online RSVP which you can access here.
For more details, directions, parking info… visit the official event page.
Watch my twitter feed http://twitter.com/markmosher on the day of the event for live updates.