David Wessel is Director of CNMAT and has been Professor of Music at the University of California Berkeley since the Fall of 1988. Prior to his return to the Bay Area he spent 12 years in various key positions at IRCAM in Paris. Throughout the mid eighties he headed IRCAM's personal computer software development group. He received his PhD in Mathematical and Theoretical Psychology from Stanford University where he encounted Leland Smith and John Chowning in the late 60's and began his work in the computer music field. His computer music research and composition is carried out with a strong concern for issues in music perception and cognition. For more information see

Adrian Freed has been responsible for software and systems development at CNMAT since 1989. Before moving to CNMAT he co-developed the Reson8, a multi-processor signal processing engine based on the Motorola DSP56000 that was optimized for resonance sound synthesis, sound mixing and spatialization. Before this he developed hard disk audio recording technology at WaveFrame. His pioneering work on graphical user interfaces in audio post-production, the MacMix program, resulted in Studer Editech's widely respected Dyaxis system. His debut in the computer music field came in 1982 at IRCAM where he was responsible for computer systems

Guy E. Garnett is a composer, conductor, researcher, theorist, and computer music specialist. His composition, research, theory, and computer performance interests are in using new technologies to extend composition and performance resources, especially in the area of rhythmic organization and perception, and control and design of electronic music instruments. He has also been involved in designing composition environments and tools in Smalltalk. He has worked at Stanford University's CCRMA on physical modeling of musical instrumnets and graphical tools for spectral analysis. Before coming to CNMAT, he was employed by Yamaha Music Technologies to develop technology for use in advanced musical synthesis and instrument control.

Guillermo Garcia, researcher IRCAM, Signal Processing. Sound Analysis and modelling techniques including timbral interpolation and singing voice modelling.

Amar Chaudhary, UC Berkeley