City Cafe: The Guthman Brings the (Creative) Noise to Georgia Tech
The brainstem cello and its co-inventor, Richard Logan Greene
We pay a visit to the competition that seeks brand-new musical instruments from inventors and musicians from all over the world.Atlanta, GAA partially-edible toy piano. A keyboard whose keys move in-and-out as well as up-and-down. Those wishing to see strange new instruments like these, among others, flocked to last week's Margaret Guthman Competition, hosted by Georgia Tech. Now in its fourth year, the competition annually attracts inventors from around the world to present apparatuses that challenge the very idea of what music-making means.
WABE's Kate Sweeney went, and brought back this report.