Kurt James Werner

CCRMA Role: 
Doctoral Student
Years Attended: 
09/2011 - 09/2016
Preferred Email (public): 
kurt.james.werner@gmail.com
About Me: 

While pursuing my interests in digital signal processing, psychoacoustics, &c., I write electro-acoustic music, combining musique concrete, synthesis (granular and otherwise), circuit-bending, and homebrew DSP transformations.  Hear a bit of it at: http://soundcloud.com/kurt-james-werner.

I wrote an algorithmic granular synthesis program called Grani+ (camil.music.illinois.edu/software/grani+/), an instrument that runs in Grace / Common Music (commonmusic.sourceforge.net/), an algorithmic composition environment (of CCRMA's Lisp family of music programs) by prof. Heinrich Taube.  It is an extension of an instrument called Grani (ccrma.stanford.edu/~nando/clm/grani/), by prof. Fernando Lopez-Lezcano.  Grani is a great instrument by itself, and Grani+ extends its capabilities to include algorithmic control for every parameter.

While getting my Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering (with a secondary field in Acoustics) and Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition and Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I played bass (&c.) with some great friends in a folk-rock band called World's First Flying Machine.  Hear a bit of our music at: http://www.myspace.com/worldsfirstflyingmachine.

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