2017 Semi-Finalists

 

These are the 2017 Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition semi-finalists. From commercial products to imaginative stringed instruments to a contraption that allows a fetus to make music, this year's competition pushes the boundaries of soundscapes and musical design. Join us on March 9, 2017, to watch the top nine contestants perform music that has to be experienced to be believed.

ABACUS

Creator: Kristina Warren
Origin:Liverpool, United Kingdom

 

AMEI : THE ACTUATED, EMBEDDED, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Creator:Nick Hwang
Origin:Madison, Wisconsin

 

BEATBOX

CREATOR: Jiffer Harriman
ORIGIN: Lafayette, Colorado

 

CHITRAVENU 2

CREATOR: Uday Shankar
ORIGIN: Chennal, India

 

CELL MUSIC GEAR

CREATOR: Yoshihito Nakanishi
ORIGIN: Tokyo, Japan

 

GLOBE-TOMBAK

CREATOR: Pasha Karami
ORIGIN: Iran/Netherlands

 

INFINITONE

CREATOR: Subhraag Singh
ORIGIN: Stuttgart, Germany

 

LOGDRUM+

CREATOR: Nathan M. Asman
ORIGIN: Eugene, Oregon

 

LYHARP

CREATORS: Ly Yang & Zak Seipel
ORIGIN: Platteville, Wisconsin

 

THE MITT

CREATOR: Ivan Franco
ORIGIN: Montreal, Canada

 

MOOG'S GREATEST HITS :: MOOG HACKATHON WINNER

Creator: Hanoi Hantrakul, Zack Kondak, and Somesh Ganesh
Origin: Atlanta, GA

 

MM-RT

CREATOR: Akito Van Troyer
ORIGIN: Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

THE NETHERBOX

CREATOR: Erich Netherton
ORIGIN: Atlanta, Georgia

 

OPTRON

CREATOR: Chet Udell
ORIGIN: Albany, Oregon

 

RIB CAGE

CREATOR: Takumi Ogata
ORIGIN: Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

THE SALIMBAA

CREATOR: Caleb Byerly
ORIGIN: High, North Carolina

 

TRACK IT :: ZIP IT

CREATOR: Victoria Grupp
ORIGIN: Apopka, Florida

 

TROMBA MODERNA

CREATORS: Peter Williams, Alex Baldin, Troels Hammer
ORIGIN: Copenhagen, Denmark