ARTIST FEATURE: Musical innovator & inventor of Lego guitar, microtonal music protagonist, awarded guitarist and social media phenomenon - meet...
The first prize winner at Georgia Tech Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition in 2014, Tolgahan Çoğulu, designed his "Adjustable Microtonal Guitar" in 2008. His first CD with microtonal guitar, Atlas, was published by Kalan Music in 2012. His microtonal guitar has taken him to many festivals and universities in 34 countries. Tolgahan is building a repertoire for microtonal guitar with more than 40 composers involved at this point.
He became an Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2019 at Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music State Conservatory, where he had founded the classical guitar department in 2010 and the world's first microtonal guitar department in 2014. His second CD ‘Microtonal Guitar Duo’ has been published by Kalan Music in June 2015. His recording of William Allaudin Mathieu’s three-movement ‘Lattice-İşi’ in just intonation was published in the US by Cold Mountain Music in 2016.