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William Brent
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William’s creative work encompasses experimental music performance projects and various non-musical undertakings, such as the compilation of conflated idioms presented here. He holds a Ph.D in music from UC, San Diego, where he studied in the computer music area with Miller Puckette, F.R. Moore, and Shlomo Dubnov. He has also earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees in Composition, studying with Peter Hatch, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, and Pauline Oliveros.

His electroacoustic performance projects combine human- robotic- and computer-realized sound, and are controlled by software written in the SuperCollider and Pd programming environments. In addition to concert-based projects, William is also active in the areas of remote network music performance, and interactive sound installation. Current research areas are signal processing techniques for timbre identification, and the relationship between gesture and sound in the performance of live computer-based music. He is the author of timbreID: an open source library of Pd objects designed for real-time timbre analysis and identification.

William is an Assistant Professor of Audio Technology at American University in Washington DC.

David Cecchetto
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David Cecchetto is an Assistant Professor of New Media History and Criticism at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada. He has published widely.

As a quasi-practicing non-musician, David’s work has spanned a variety of forms and media ranging from sound installation to performance art to composed music for orchestra, soloists, and ensembles. He has presented his work in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia.

Major Contributors

· Jonathan Piper: PHP design for the Workshop page, and numerous submissions.
· Ross Karre: Numerous submissions.
· Chelsea Doohan: Numerous submissions and thoughtful comments.