Douglas McCausland is a composer and performer of electroacoustic music currently based out of the Bay Area in California, USA. Fascinated with new sonic territories and processes for creating music, his work engages with the extremes of sound and the digital medium; ultimately, he strives to create visceral music which balances creative exploration with technical nuance. Compositionally, he has focused in recent years almost exclusively on the creation of electronic music for interactive systems and performers, fixed-media, and for hardware-hacked ‘instruments’ and real-time processing.
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.
NSF-Funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Faculty Mentor: Takako Fujioka
Award Title: Neural Oscillatory and Social Personality Correlates for Perception and Performance of Musical Joint Action
Rodrigo F. Cádiz (1972) is a composer, researcher and engineer. He studied composition and electrical engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and he obtained his Ph.D. in Music Technology from Northwestern University. His compositions, consisting of approximately 40 works, have been presented at several venues and festivals in Latin America, North America and Europe.
Utku Asuroglu’s works have been performed at such acclaimed festivals as Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Donaueschinger Musiktage Next Generation, Schleswig Holstein, Manifeste Ircam, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, MATA Festival, Royaumont, ISCM World Music Days, International Tongyeong Music Festival, Essen Europen Capital Culture and the Red Ear festival. Ensembles who have performed his works include the Intercontemporain, Talea, LINEA, Asko|Schönberg, Interface, Insomnia, IEMA, Slagwerk Den Haag, Divertimento, Faust Quartett, Signum Quartett,