Welcome to Bert Schiettecatte's
I graduated in the computer science
program at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(Belgium) in July 2001 (summa cum laude).
I applied to
CCRMA, Stanford University (the
Master of Arts in Music, Science and Technology program), and
July 2002. My studies in the US were supported by the
In 2002-2004 I was doing research
towards a PhD. I worked at ESAT
October 2004, I started
Percussa, a small company providing
hardware and software design services. Check out the
Nov 26, 2004
will be used in an art installation by myself and Peter Swinnen on
December 5th, 2004, in the museum for modern art (MUHKA)
in Antwerp, Belgium. We will be participating in the
Time Canvas festival organized
by Champ D'Action.
Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2004
I am currently visiting
CCRMA and attending the
AES convention in San Francisco later
Wed, Oct 20, 2004
The laser harp is
used in a scene in the movie
Raise Your Voice
which is currently playing in theatres in Los Angeles.
Max Mathews' radio baton
is also used in the same scene!
Tue, Oct 19, 2004
Percussa (custom software and hardware design with a user-centered
Wed Jun 2, 2004
I have been making some updates to this website. If
you are viewing this site with an Apple computer, some pictures, movies
or sound files might not load. If you find such a file, please send me
an email at bert [at] percussa [dot] com and include
the link to the file that does not load. Thanks!
Sat May 15, 2004
Finally the first real AudioCube video from the
test platform. Check out the AudioCubes website
Tue May 4, 2004
I just came back from the
CHI 2004 conference in Austria. It
was a very interesting experience and I'd like to thank the people who
came by to see my poster and contributed valuable suggestions and
comments. A video and sound examples from the AudioCube test platform
will be available from this website in the near future.
Following documents published before
October 2002 will be available from this website in the near future.
Everything published later is available from the database of the research
laboratories below or from scientific organizations (e.g. the ACM digital
Available from ESAT (SISTA) / KU
Schiettecatte B., Nackaerts A., De
Moor B., Real-time Acoustics Simulation using Mesh-Tracing. In
Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2003,
Nackaerts A., Schiettecatte B., De
Moor B., Non-linear guitar body models. In Proceedings of the
International Computer Music Conference 2003, Singapore.
DSSP / VUB :
visual authoring tool for SAOL, Seminar, Departement of Electrical
Engineering (ESAT), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, June 2000.
Schiettecatte B. Real-time
reconfigurable DSP algorithms: Audiocubes. Wednesday Seminar, ETRO
department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, January 2004.
I was a teaching assistant for
two digital signal processing courses at
DSSP and one course on data transmission at ESAT:
Digitale Signaal Verwerking (Digital
Gevorderde Digitale Signaal
Verwerking (Advanced Digital Signal Processing)
I have an interest in examining how
musicians interact with technology and how this interaction can be made more
efficient, creative, and interesting. Check out the
- Reading (see below)
- Listening to all kinds of music (electronic,
electro-acoustic, classical [harpsichord], jazz, ...)
- Computer science (in particular software
engineering, real-time systems, embedded hardware and software, signal
processing, computer graphics, human-computer interaction, ...)
- Latin-american culture (in particular
- Titan - The life of J.D. Rockefeller, Sr (Ron
- Modern Optical Engineering (Warren J. Smith)
- The Profit Zone (A.J. Slywotzky & D.J. Morrison)
- The Two Cultures (C.P. Snow)
- The Humane Interface (J.
- Fundamentals of Acoustics (L.E. Kinsler, A.R.
Frey, A.B. Coppens, J.V. Sanders)
Some links I find interesting.