Chris Chafe is a composer/ cellist / music researcher with an interest in computer music composition and interactive performance. He has been a long-term denizen of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University where he directs the center and teaches computer music courses. His doctorate in music composition was completed at Stanford in 1983 with prior degrees in music from the University of California at San Diego and Antioch College. Two yearlong research periods were spent at IRCAM, and the Banff Center for the Arts developing methods for computer sound synthesis based on physical models of musical instrument mechanics. A current project, "SoundWIRE", explores musical collaboration and network evaluation using high-speed internets for high-quality sound.
Ge Wang received his B.S. in 2000 in Computer Science from Duke University, PhD in 2007 (hopefully!) in Computer Science (adviser Perry Cook) from Princeton University, and is currently an assistant professor in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. His research interests include real-time software systems for computer music, programming languages, music information retrieval, visualization, new performance ensembles (e.g., laptop orchestras) and paradigms (e.g., live coding), interfaces for human-computer interaction, and education at the intersection of computer science and computer music. Ge is the chief architect of the ChucK audio programming language and the Audicle environment. He is a founding developer and co-director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), and a co-creator of the TAPESTREA sound design environment. Ge composes and performs via various electro-acoustic and computer-mediated means.
Composer and guitarist Robert Hamilton (b.1973) is actively engaged in the composition of contemporary electroacoustic musics as well as the development of interactive musical systems for performance and composition. Mr. Hamilton holds degrees from Stanford University, Dartmouth College, and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University with additional studies at Le Centre de Création Musicale de Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) and L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with the EAMA. His compositions and published writings have been presented at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2007, 2006, 2005), newStage:CCRMA Festival, SEAMUS 2007 (Ames), NIME 2006 (Paris), the CCRMA Concert Series, Sound in Media Workshop (Copenhagen), the SPARK Festival, 3rd Practice Festival, ISMIR 2003, the Dartmouth Electric Rainbow Coalition Festival and the Smithsonian Institute. Mr. Hamilton is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics at Stanford University's CCRMA working with Chris Chafe. His research interests include novel platforms for electroacoustic composition and performance, the definition and implementation of flexible parameter-spaces for interactive musical systems, and systems for real-time musical data-exchange, translation and notation display.
Juan-Pablo Caceres is a composer, performer and engineer born in Santiago, Chile. He is currently a PhD student in computer music at CCRMA in Stanford University (USA). His work includes instrumental and electronic pieces, as well as performance of avantgarde rock music, with a albums edited in Europe and America. Juan-Pablo's interests include Internet music and performance (he is an active member of the SOUNDWire project), virtual acoustic spaces, popular experimental music, boundary pushing computer music (in both directions).
Adnan Marquez-Borbon is a Mexican saxophonist and composer active in Southern California and Baja California with numerous groups. His music focuses on improvisation and electro-acoustic sound manipulation. Influenced by jazz, classical music, free improvisation, electronica, and traditional musics, his improvisations and compositions synthesize these elements into a unique personal style. He has participated in numerous projects with members of the Trummerflora Collective, the Spectrum Saxophone Quartet, and is a founding member of the Mexican Improvisation Collective, Generación Espontánea.
Diana Jean Siwiak is a professional flute player and flute instructor from Coral Springs in South Florida. She has performed with the University of Miami Wind Ensemble as a piccolo player and principal flute player, and Symphony Orchestra as principal flute on various performances, including two seasons of opera: Mozart's "The Magic Flute" and Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado". She was a twelve year veteran student of the recently deceased Christine Nield-Capote, former principal flute player of the Florida Philharmonic, Boca Raton Symphony and Florida Grand Opera. Along with her 16 years of musical training, Diana studied music engineering technology and computer science at the University of Miami. She graduated in 2005 with a triple major in Flute Performance, Music Engineering Technology and Computer Science, with Ken Pohlmann as her adviser. She has several years' experience running live sound amplification, live sound recording and studio recording, in both stereo and surround sound. She is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, National Flute Association, Florida Flute Association, and American Radio Relay League (KE4QXL). Diana is currently a Master of Arts in Music, Science and Technology student in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) program at Stanford University.
Nicholas J. Bryan graduated with his B.M. and B.S. in 2007 from the University of Miami-FL with highest honors summa cum laude, general honors, and departmental honors in electrical engineering (adviser Ken Pohlmann). His research interests include all aspects of audio digital signal processing, spatial audio, machine learning, human and computer interaction for music, and collaborative electronic music performance and improvisation. Nick has performed via computers, clarinet, bass clarinet, and contra-bass clarinet in numerous concerts with the University of Miami-FL Electronic Music Ensemble and Frost Wind Ensemble including the world premier of Christopher Rouse's "Wolf Rounds" (Carnegie Hall, NY March 2007) as well as the East Coast Premier of David Maslanka's "Mass" (Gusman Concert Hall, FL February 2006). Currently, he is a Master's of Arts in Music, Science, and Technology student in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University.
Baek San Chang, guitarist, pianist, and artist graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida with honors. He is currently a pursuing a M.A. in Music, Science, and Technology in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. Research interests include digital signal processing, human computer interaction, innovative midi controllers, granular synthesis, and live electro-acoustic music. Baek makes ambient electronic music in his spare time, playing shows whenever he can.
Hiroko Terasawa, psychoacoustician, singer, and artist, is a Ph.D. candidate at Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford University. She is currently working for her dissertation project on perceptual timbre space modeling. She earned B.E. and M.E. in Electronic Engineering from University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, and M.A. in Music, Science and Technology at Stanford University, with research experiences in musical acoustics, psychoacoustics, signal processing, and sound synthesis in Japan and France; at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Sony Corporation, NTT communication science laboratories, and IRCAM. Her research interests are centered around perception and cognition of contemporary art and music. Hiroko's installations, performance systems, and video works exhibit the complex nature of found matters by simple interactive approaches.
Tania Lanfer Tania Lanfer Marquez is a composer and pianist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. After finishing her undergraduate course at the University of Sao Paulo majoring in Piano Performance (2005), she lived for six months in Berlin, Germany, where she was a guest student in the Elektronische Studio at Technische Universität (2006). She is currently living at Stanford (California, USA), studying composition primarily with Erik Ulman.
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, composer, performer, lecturer and systems guru could never make up his mind as to what to study, so he got degrees in Electronic Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires and Music (piano) at the Carlos Lopez Buchardo National Conservatory, Buenos Aires, Argentina (where he was born). He started working in the field of electroacoustic music in the late seventies by building his own analog synthesizers and studio equipment. His interests include performance with realtime electronics and the integral use of spatialization in 3d multi-speaker rendered pieces. He is currently Lecturer and Systems Administrator of the computer resources at CCRMA, where he splits his time between the company of good friends, keeping computers and users at CCRMA more or less happy and enjoying the arts of composing music and writing software. His music has been released on CD's and played in the Americas, Europe and East Asia.
Gina ( YIQING GU ) is a professional flutist, pianist,composer and arranger. She is actively engaged in the contemporary electronic music composition and performance as well as orchestra based works. She is a sound designer of KONAMI Corporation, which is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling video games. Video games she took part in producing such as the DDR series ( Dance Dance Revolution ), Beat Mania, Guitar Freaks & Drum Mania, Pop'n Music series are very popular among youngsters. She is currently pursuing a M.A in Music Science and Technology in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and an active member of flute ensemble at Stanford University. Her interests include 20th century composition, live electronic music, virtual instrument and laptop orchestra.
Luke Dahl is an electronic musician and engineer who is interested in how the technological, physical, and social interact in our music-making. This interest leads him to study such fields as musical interfaces, audio signal processing, and human movement. As an engineer he has worked on audio technologies for both Creative Labs and Apple. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, studied music theory and composition at San Jose State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA.)