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TRT Müzik – Mikrotonal Gitar Festivali / Microtonal Guitar Festival on TRT Music

January 14, 2020


The world’s first microtonal guitar festival is organized at Istanbul Technical University Centre for Advanced Studies in Music This year is the 20th year of ITU Dr. Erol Üçer Centre for Advanced Studies in Music Spanish guitarist Fernando Perez is one of the international guests of the festival Perez talked about the musicians he admires in Turkey including Erkan Oğur, Yurdal Tokcan, Murat Aydemir and Tolgahan Çoğulu The director of ITU MIAM, Yelda Özgen Öztürk gives information about the festival This is a research centre under Istanbul Technical University about the advanced studies in music and our events are organized accordingly This event is very important for us as it is the world’s first microtonal guitar festival Our faculty member and alumni Tolgahan Çoğulu is organizing the event There is a new music trend around the microtonal guitar We can also play Turkish music on the microtonal guitar Prof. Dr. Tolgahan Çoğulu gives a concert with his duo at the festival He is also the vice director of ITU Turkish Music State Conservatory He designed his adjustable microtonal guitar in 2008 at ITU MIAM and he talked about how it becomes international during this period Adjustable microtonal guitar was born here at ITU MIAM 11 years ago This is such a meaningful event. ITU MIAM is celebrating its 20th year with an instrument born here We have amazing guitarists here such as Grammy winner John Schneider, Prof. Jürgen Ruck from University of Music Würzburg and Fernando Perez I am glad that this guitar hasn’t been stuck in Turkey and become international during this period

1 Comment

  • Reply Ali burak Baĝırgan January 9, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Hocam bu festival be zaman Bir de Ali Deniz Kardelende olacak mı festivalde Teşekkürler

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