Sonus Foundation for the Support of New Music and Contemporary Performing Arts issued a call for scores for composers to submit short pieces, „musical aphorisms” for a new instrument: glissonic tarogato (glissotar). More than 75 compositions arrived from 63 composers from 27 countries.
Selected pieces were recorded by Daniel Vaczi and published online here. Eight pieces were performed at a concert in May 2021 in the Hold Street Church in Budapest, Hungary.
About the instrument
Dániel Váczi has been working since 2016 with Tóbiás Terebessy on the development of woodwind instruments making continuous pitch (glissando). The first model is the glissotar that is a hybrid tarogato-soprano saxophone. József Tóth, one of the most important tarogato builders, gave assistance to the development. A detailed description of the instrument is available in this document and in the video below. Further information here. Some recordings are available here, here, and here.
The project “The past and future of the Tarogato” is funded by the Hungarikum Committee and by the Ministry of Agriculture.