Barbara Nerness is an artist, composer, and researcher in the PhD program at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Her research intimately combines the scientific and creative aspects of performance. She uses art to explore sociopolitical themes and self-discovery that incorporate multichannel sound, live visuals, and custom musical instruments. Inclusive practices and neurodiversity underpin her approach to design and subject material.
Camille Noufi is a vocalist and research engineer pursuing the application of vocal expression, musical engagement and human connection to assistive technologies. Her research interests link areas such as digital signal processing and human-computer interaction to vocal production, perception and cognition.
Since childhood I straddled the two worlds of engineering and audio, starting with piano lessons and learning to solder. I was a major in organ performance and music theory at Oberlin, where I also worked in the analog electronic music studio and learned Music V. I went to Berlin to study musicology on a Fulbright and learned more about synthesizers and studio technology. Then I traveled to Japan, where I performed and conducted independent research in electronic music with an IBM Watson Fellowship.