Kurt James Werner is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics (CBMTA) @ Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA, pronounced "karma"), a composer of electro-acoustic/acousmatic (&c.) music, author of digital signal processing code & compositional algorithms (see: Grani+, boots&cats&&&, &c.), & avid circuit-bender. His research focuses on theoretical aspects of wave digital filters, computer modeling of circuit-bent instruments, and other aspects of music technology. His music references elements of algorithmic/generative composition, breakbeat, chiptunes, musique concrète, circuit bending, & (granular & otherwise) synthesis, in juxtaposition & superimposition, directly & indirectly. He recently received a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering (w/ a secondary field in Acoustics) & a Bachelor of Music in Composition/Theory from UIUC (the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
upcoming concerts, presentations, &c.
DAFx-15, Trondheim, Norway, 30 November – 3 December 2015.
2 papers in review as first author (“Wave Digital Filter Adaptors for Arbitrary Topologies and Multiport Linear Elements” w/ J. O. Smith III and J. S. Abel; and “Resolving Wave Digital Filters with Multiple/Multiport Nonlinearities” w/ V. Nangia, J. O. Smith III, and J. S. Abel) and 3 papers in review as second author (”Distortion and Pitch Processing Using a Modal Reverberator Architecture“ w/ J. S. Abel, ” Design Principles for Lumped Model Discretisation Using Möbius Transforms“ w/ F. Germain, and ”Digitizing the Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah Pedal“ w/ C. Cnegy)
139th AES Convention, New York, NY, 29 October – 1 November 2015.
camera-ready version of ”An Improved and Generalized Diode Clipper Model for Wave Digital Filters“ submitted
IEEE WASPAA, New Paltz NY, 18–21 October 2015.
camera-ready version of ”A General and Explicit Formulation for Wave Digital Filters with Multiple/Multiport Nonlinearities and Complicated Topologies“ submitted
41st ICMC, Denton, TX, 25 September – 1 October 2015.
camera-ready version of ”the XQIFFT: Increasing the Accuracy of Quadratic Interpolation of Spectral Peaks via Exponential Magnitude Spectrum Weighting“ submitted
23rd EUSIPCO, Nice, France, 31 August – 4 September 2015.
camera-ready version of ” Modeling a Class of Multi-Port NonLinearities in Wave Digital Structures“ submitted