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In the News

In the News

Read what the New York Times, Wired Magazine, Forbes, VICE, and others have to say about the Competition and its impact on the music technology industry.

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Who's Inventing New Instruments?

Discussion on NPR's The Colin McEnroe Show

NPR podcast The Colin McEnroe Show features School of Music Chair and Professor, Jason Freeman, in a discussion on who, why, and how new musical instruments are created and how platforms such as the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition promote the creative music innovation space.

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Listen to Five of the World’s Newest, Wildest Instruments

The New York Times highlights five of the 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition finalists in an article that focuses on invention and musical motivation. Get music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim's take on our competitors' inventions.

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Music Technologists Find Inspiration, Community at Guthman

The Guthman Musical Instrument Competition is a favorite destination for musical instrument inventors and music technologists. It's been called the "Pulitzer Prize of the New Instrument World" and the "X-Prize for Music." Music technologists tell us why they come to Georgia Tech to share innovative ideas and learn from their peers.

Highlights of Winning Performances

Watch clips of our award-winning finalists' performances at the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Concert.

A man playing the Geoshred application on his iPhone in front of an audience.

The Geoshred

Watch the second place instrument from the 2019 competition, the Geoshred!
A woman using the GramFx, a modified turntable.


Watch the second place instrument from the 2018 competition, the GramFX!
A man playing the Glide, an instrument that is held in both hands and uses gestures to be played.

The Glide

Watch the first place instrument from the 2019 competition, the Glide!
A man playing the Tablix, a modified pair of drums.

The Tablix

Watch the audience award winner for "Best Performance" from the 2018 competition!
A man playing a tabletop screen that can also be used as a drum, the Hyper Drumhead.

The Hyper Drumhead

Watch the first place instrument from the 2018 competition, the Hyper Drumhead!


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