Gao Jiafeng Wins at Guthman

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Gao Jiafeng Wins at Guthman

Music Technology student Gao Jiafeng has won third prize at The 2014 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech. He won for his algorithmic MIDI controller the TRI-O. The TRI-O is a controller that uses the lengths and area of an ever-changing triangle to allow for a more dynamic musical experience.

His project, which was one of 20 entries, was judged on musicality, design and engineering.

The panel of judges was comprised of David Zicarelli, founder and CEO of Cycling ’74; Chris Moore, composer, performer, and Georgia Tech professor; and Young Guru, Grammy-nominated engineer to Jay-Z.

The Guthman Competition is considered a hotbed for musicians and artists who are pushing the boundaries of music performance.

Watch Gao's final performance here.