Professor Victor Zappi
Being both an engineer and a musician, Victor Zappi focuses on the design and the usage of new interfaces for musical expression. How can we use today’s most advanced technologies to build novel musical instruments? In what ways can these instruments comply with and engage our physical and cognitive abilities [even beyond what traditional instruments can do]? And what new forms of musical training and practices are required to master them? In line with Northeastern’s commitment to “humanics”, Victor is trying to answer these questions by combining research in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, with Musicology, Performance Studies and Music Education.