Kurt Werner and Mayank Sanganeria: BitBending - circuit bending brought to software
Kurt James Werner is a composer of electro-acoustic / acousmatic (etc.) music, author of digital signal processing code and compositional algorithms (see Grani+, boots&cats&&&, etc.), avid circuit-bender, and Ph.D. candidate in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. His music references elements of algorithmic / generative composition, breakbeat, chiptunes, musique concrète, circuit-bending, and (granular and otherwise) synthesis, in juxtaposition and superimposition. He holds a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering (with a secondary field in Acoustics) and a Bachelor of Music in Composition/Theory from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mayank Sanganeria is a Masters student at CCRMA, Stanford working on computer music and digital signal processing code. His previous projects have explored granular synthesis, unique HCI for creating music as well as visual art from sound inputs, automated improvisation, pieces for laptop ensembles and interactions for live diffusion of sound in 8 channels. In 2011, he has received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering Physics from IIT Bombay.