Dr. Iran Sanadzadeh came to Georgia Tech from Australia as a finalist for the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. Her instrument is a set of terpsichora pressure-sensitive floors (seen above). On March 7, Dr. Sanadzadeh showcased her instrument at a WiMT seminar, talking about how she came to build it, and giving a performance to those gathered in West Village 277.
Working as a lecturer at Monash University, Dr. Sanadzadeh’s work also comprises of exploring movement and sound through instruments like the terpsichora. Its interactive design makes it suitable for use with dance, lending a visual aspect to its function. Here, Dr. Sanadzadeh uses the terpsichora alongside a computer keyboard and mouse on the music stand to change the way the audience hears sound.

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