RESULTS GUITAR 2020

1st Prize of € 1’500:
Marius Schnurr (1993) - Germany

My basic idea for this video was to take the expectation of a classical guitar and turn it upside down. Although it will not always seem like that, all the sounds you hear are produced on one classical guitar, without any effects or post-processing (except the backwards video-playback in the very end). For me, it’s not about trying to do something new, but about curiosity and the process of exploring. I hope this video evokes some reaction in the viewer, either positive or negative, and maybe even leads to discussions about what classical guitar is, can, or should be.

1st Prize of € 1’500:
Marius Schnurr (1993) - Germany

My basic idea for this video was to take the expectation of a classical guitar and turn it upside down. Although it will not always seem like that, all the sounds you hear are produced on one classical guitar, without any effects or post-processing (except the backwards video-playback in the very end). For me, it’s not about trying to do something new, but about curiosity and the process of exploring. I hope this video evokes some reaction in the viewer, either positive or negative, and maybe even leads to discussions about what classical guitar is, can, or should be.

2nd Prize of € 1’000: Lorenzo Reggiani (1995) Switzerland

In 2020 the guitar needs composers like Nadir Vassena. His composition ‘Anatomie dell’acqua’ holds and synthesizes a new language, a new vision of the guitar. An instrument full of sounds yet to be discovered up to the furthest part of the string, fret or neck of a guitar. The vision of the guitar I want to share and promote is contained in this video, full of contrasts of light and space, that intertwine with sound contrasts and dynamics of the piece and that show the great intimacy between the instrument and the musician.

 

2nd Prize of € 1’000: Lorenzo Reggiani (1995) Switzerland

In 2020 the guitar needs composers like Nadir Vassena. His composition ‘Anatomie dell’acqua’ holds and synthesizes a new language, a new vision of the guitar. An instrument full of sounds yet to be discovered up to the furthest part of the string, fret or neck of a guitar. The vision of the guitar I want to share and promote is contained in this video, full of contrasts of light and space, that intertwine with sound contrasts and dynamics of the piece and that show the great intimacy between the instrument and the musician.

 

3rd Prize of € 500: Marie Sans (1998) together with Alice Letort - France

Jean-Philippe Rameau's harpsichord pieces are little jewels of musical sensivity and inventiveness. We chose to transcribe three of them for guitar duet: "Le Rappel des Oiseaux", "Les Tendres Plaintes" and "L'Egiptienne", from which you will hear some extracts in the following video. Published between 1724 and 1728, these three short compositions stimulate the audience's imagination with their evocative titles and with their colourful, light and poetic music. We gave our imagination free reign and created a stop-motion short film, using guitar strings.

 

3rd Prize of € 500: Marie Sans (1998) together with Alice Letort - France

Jean-Philippe Rameau's harpsichord pieces are little jewels of musical sensivity and inventiveness. We chose to transcribe three of them for guitar duet: "Le Rappel des Oiseaux", "Les Tendres Plaintes" and "L'Egiptienne", from which you will hear some extracts in the following video. Published between 1724 and 1728, these three short compositions stimulate the audience's imagination with their evocative titles and with their colourful, light and poetic music. We gave our imagination free reign and created a stop-motion short film, using guitar strings.