This is the good announcement for the third iteration of the Imaginary Landscape set, written by myself, Jonathan Magin, and Rebecca Maxfield.
Imaginary Landscape No. 3 will comprise one hundred and sixty (160) pyramidal audio tossups divided into eight (8) rounds of twenty (20) tossups each, on all aspects of auditory art, with an emphasis on classical music. Each question is around sixty (60) seconds long, divided into an average of six (6) audio clips arranged pyramidally. The set is currently at 100% completion and available for mirrors.
The distribution of each round in the set is as follows:
3 choral, dance, opera
1 chamber, solo instrumental
1 popular music
In Gaddis / VCU Open / previous Imaginary Landscapes fashion, the tournament will not have a uniform difficulty across the set, but instead a three-tier difficulty quota: half of the set is classified as "easy," three-eighths of the set as "medium," and an eighth of the set as "hard," as per this rough scale:
Easy: accessible topics pervasive throughout culture and media, gettable by anyone who is not living under a rock
Medium: topics popular in the academic and concert repertoire, or otherwise exploring "deeper" works with accessible giveaways
Hard: deep, specialist, or niche topics
Previous iterations of the set can be found on these pages: No. 2 No. 1
LOGISTICS AND REGISTRATION
I will direct the two main mirrors of the tournament, which are respectively at the 2016 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) and the 2016 National Scholastic Championship (NSC). Both tournaments will be a singles tournament using the ladder system with eight players to a room. There will be an initial seeding round of twenty (20) questions, five rounds of ladder play of twenty (20) questions each, and a finals round of forty (40) questions.
The HSNCT mirror is capped at thirty-two (32) players.
Here is a link to a signup sheet for both events.
If anyone else is interested in mirroring this tournament, please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28 2016: 2016 High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT)
June 4 2016: 2016 National Scholastic Championship (NSC)