Biography & other information
MIT Professor Emeritus of Music; MIT Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Computer music engineer, composer, conductor
Barry Vercoe (b. 1937) is Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Since 1985 he has been at the MIT Media Lab. And from 1971 to 1985, was Professor of Music at MIT in the Department of Humanities. He is among the first generation of engineers in the field of computer music. His achievements include creation of the widely influential Csound software and development of technology for real-time interactivity between live performers and computers. He is also a composer of orchestral, choral, and chamber music as well as notable works combining computer generated sound and live acoustic instruments.
Assisting with interview, 8/19/2011:
Mark Ethier is CEO of iZotope, Inc., an audio technology company he co-founded in 2001. He is a 2001 graduate of MIT with degrees in computer science and music.
Assisting with interview, 4/24/2012:
Christopher Ariza was Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at MIT, 2009-2012. He is a composer, software developer of musical tools for live electronics in algorithmic generative systems.