...the honorable Queen B...
How to reach me:
In July, 2002, I became an Asst. Professor in the
Computer Science Department
at Harvey Mudd College.
How to reach me:
My research interests are interdisciplinary; I specialize in applying
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques to the customization
of real time, interactive, improvisational Computer Music systems. My
driving motivation is to enable the computer's equal participation in
live, improvised musical exchanges --- to bring the computer out of the box,
so to speak.
For more information, see my Curriculum Vitae
and Teaching Statement
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And Don't Forget...
"I merely took the energy it takes
to pout and wrote some blues."
"Great improvisers are like priests.
They are thinking only of their god."
"What we play is life."
"The essential psychological feature of
musical improvisation, whether it be modern jazz,
classical music, Indian, African, or music of
any other sort, is that the musicians themselves
do not have conscious access to the processes
underlying their production of music...The fact is
that human beings have conscious access to only a
small part of the contents of their minds, and hardly
any access whatsoever to mental processes...
[Dave Sundrow] indicates that as one develops the
ability to improvise the skill seems to come out of
the very end of one's fingertips.
Its main components are profoundly unconscious."
Renoir: "...We have a devilish amount of
vanity to believe that what comes out of our brain
is more valuable than what we see around us. Imagination
doesn't take us very far, whereas the world is so immense.
Even if we walked all of our lives, we shouldn't see the end
Thomas Moore: "Tradition teaches us that soul
lies midway between understanding and unconsciousness,
and that its instrument is neither the
mind nor the body, but imagination."
Scott Raymond Adams: "Creativity is allowing
yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
Have a nice day and thanks for visiting!