2nd Annual International Symposium on
Music Information Retrieval 2001

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David Cope
David Cope (b. San Francisco, 1941) completed degrees in composition at Arizona State University and the University of Southern California. His over seventy published compositions have received thousands of performances throughout the U.S. and abroad, including those by the Vermont, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Cabrillo Festival, and Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestras, as well as numerous university orchestras and wind ensembles. Twenty-one of his works appear on recordings. His book New Directions in Music now appears in its seventh edition and his New Music Composition, New Music Notation, and Techniques of the Contemporary Composer continue to be used as standard reference tools. His books Computers and Musical Style (1991), Experiments in Musical Intelligence (1996), The Algorithmic Composer (2000), all in A-R Editions' Computer Music and Digital Audio Series and Virtual Music (2001, MIT Press) describe his work with the computer program Experiments in Musical Intelligence which he created in 1981. His articles in Computer Music Journal (1987, 1992, and 1997), Computer (1991), Electronic Musician (1993), Leonardo Music Journal (2000) and chapters in books such as Understanding Music with AI (1992) and Machine Models of Music (1992) further elaborate on the complexities of machine creativity. Experiments in Musical Intelligence works can also be found on Centaur Records CDs Bach by Design (2184), Classical Music Composed by Computer (2329), and Virtual Mozart (2452) and the MW2 Ensemble of Poland has recently recorded his Towers for chamber ensemble on Vienna Modern Masters (VMM 2024). David Cope is currently Professor of Music at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Roger Dannenberg
Roger B. Dannenberg is a Senior Research Computer Scientist and Artist at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1982. He is internationally known for his research in the field of computer music. His current work includes research on computer accompaniment of live musicians, content-based music retrieval, interactive media, and high-level languages for sound synthesis. Products based on his computer accompaniment research are used by music students around the world. Dr. Dannenberg sometimes poses as a trumpet player and composer, and he has performed in concert halls ranging from the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem to the modern Espace de Projection at IRCAM in Paris. His most recent musical efforts involve real-time computer graphics and computer music systems that interact with live musicians. Dannenberg also performs regularly with the Roger Humphries Big Band in Pittsburgh.

Jef Raskin
Jef Raskin is best known for having created the Macintosh computer when he worked for Apple. Less well known is his work in music and computer music. His "Lingua Musica pro Machinationibus" in the early 1960s led to DARMS when he joined the Columbia-Princeton Computer Music project, working with Leonard Bernstein and Stephan Bauer-Mengleberg. As an undergraduate, his first Fortran program composed chords to a given melody. As a graduate student he built a music input device and in 1967 published the Quick Draw Graphics System which included music printing. Jef also built Pennsylvania State Universityís first electronic music studio. He was a Ph.D. student in music at the University of California at San Diego, working with Harry Partch, studying composition with Pauline Oliveros and conducting with Thomas Nee. Jef then became a professor and computer center director at the university.

After moving to San Francisco he taught early music at the Community Music Center, and was the conductor of the San Francisco Chamber Opera Co., specializing in Monteverdi on early instruments.

Currently he is a consultant on human-machine interface design and writes for many magazines, including Wired, Forbes ASAP, and a dozen others. He is author of the book, "The Humane Interface" (Addison Wesley 2000), which is about to receive its 4th printing, is being translated into five languages, and which is in use at over 20 universities.

Jef lives with his family (who play horn, cello, guitar, and piano) near San Francisco, where he practices on his baroque Positiv of 3 ranks, and is trying to learn to play the chalumeau.

Youngmoo Kim
Youngmoo Kim is a PhD candidate in the Machine Listening Group of the MIT Media Lab performing research on parametric and symbolic audio coding and audio perception. His thesis topic is analysis and synthesis of the singing voice. He has been a member of the MPEG audio standards committee for three years, contributing to MPEG-4 and MPEG-7. Before coming to MIT, Youngmoo worked as a digital audio software engineer for Digidesign. He received Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering (signal processing) and Music (vocal performance practice) from Stanford University. He also holds a BS in Engineering and BA in Music, both from Swarthmore College. He performs regularly with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in conjunction with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Adam Lindsay
Adam Lindsay is a member of the research staff in the Department of Computing at Lancaster University (UK). This follows his position as the Principal Investigator in multimedia representation in the Belgian research company, Starlab. Adam arrived in Brussels in 1996 following a Master's degree from the MIT Media Lab (on an enhanced melodic contour as a searchable representation of melody) as one of the charter researchers in what was then Riverland Research. He also holds two BS degrees, in Cognitive Science and in Music, from MIT. Following his interests in the description of audio-visual material, over the past four years he has emerged to be one of the leaders in MPEG-7 standardisation, focusing on applications, audio, systems, and philosophy.