making an official bulletin about these, for a while I've been hosting numbered THEORYWANK OHBs and recently added on a series called Kargyraa Choir. I will explain both in this thread.
Theorywank is XHBs (theorywank 4HB soon?) based on absolutely ridiculous and dumb theory restrictions, usually based on extremely obscure and debated corners of music theory. Note: I do realize theory is a method for ANALYSIS, not for CREATION, but the idea of these XHBs is that your piece must be analyzable to follow the restrictions. Often, these restrictions will be heavily up to interpretation yet extremely strict at the same time; half of the fun is figuring what the heck you were just told to do.
Kargyraa Choir is XHBs that require prominent use of throat singing. Not all Kargyraa Choir battles will be about kargyraa, potentially some will be yodelling, and others, but the name is catchy. For all of these battles, there are provided a samplepack of me and/or other botbrs performing a selection of the allowed forms of throat singing, for people who want to participate but cannot perform the technique in question. Every battle except the first one will also have a theme or restriction that is based very arbitrarily.
If you've been following theorywank, you know I'm not the only one who's hosted theorywanks, which is good! From now on, though, I will be numbering the theorywanks sequentially based on the ones hosted by myself, and hosting them personally.
All of both of these kinds of battles I will host semi-randomly, but I will try to host at least one of either once a week, as long as I have internet at the time.
This thread should serve as discussion of both of these battle series in general and the progress of sets of battles, possibly individual battles as well. I may split theorywank into seasons in the future and give most-common-winners overall winner status of seasons unofficially, but I'm still thinking about that. If I do that, the overall winners will be posted here.