I earned my PhD in "Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics" at
Stanford's CCRMA between 2003
and 2008. My dissertation is available online. At
least for the first couple of years I was pretty good about putting my
student projects online; here they are.
Matt Wright's Student Projects at CCRMA
(Sorry this is missing a lot from 2005-2007._
Here's what I did in Fall 2005
Here's what I did in Spring 2004:
Here's what I did in Winter 2004:
- I wrote a Studio Report about
CCRMA for the 2004
International Computer Music Conference covering CCRMA's
people, facilities, and activities (research, musical, and
educational) with emphasis on recent changes and on CCRMA s
contributions to the computer music community at large.
- I spoke and played Oud, Cümbüs baglama (saz), Greek
Bouzouki, and custom laptop instruments Mark Applebaum's
Stanford Improvisation Collective ("[sic]"). The computers
were for the piece "5/4" by subquintet "The Kimberly Clark 5".
Laptop 1 ran my old "catch+throw" live sampling Max/MSP patch
controlled by Wacom tablet, Peavey 1600 MIDI fader box, and
MidiWizard footpedal board via a Rimas Box. Laptops 2+3 ran
my new QWERTY-keyboard-triggered
sample-playback patch with banks of vocal samples. Laptop
4 ran Michael Gurevich's live
feedback delay line patch.
- Music 220B (Synthesis
Techniques, Compositional Algorithms, Psychoacoustics and
Spatial Processing) in the CLM and related
250B (HCI Performance Systems: Music Controller Design and Development).
My final project was about latency testing.
- Reading and homeworks for Music 420 (Applications of the Fast
Fourier Transform). My final project was an
additive synthesizer for SDIF sinusoidal track models written
- Music 301B (Tonal (European Music) Analysis). My final
paper was an analysis
of the Allegretto first movement Béla Bartók's
Suite for piano, Opus 14
Here's what I did in Autumn 2003: