Abstract coming soon
Dr. Kurt James Werner has been a Lecturer in Audio at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) of Queen's University Belfast since early 2017. His research sits at the intersection of Wave Digital Filters, computer modeling of circuit-bent instruments, and the history of music technology. As part of his Ph.D. in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), he wrote a doctoral dissertation “Virtual Analog Modeling of Audio Circuitry Using Wave Digital Filters.” This greatly expanded the class of circuits that can be modeled using the Wave Digital Filter approach, using the classic Roland TR-808 bass drum circuit as a case study. As a researcher, he also also worked on the history of analog drum machine circuits. As a composer, his music references elements of chiptunes, musique concrète, circuit bending, algorithmic/generative composition, and breakbeat.