|Name Curtis Roads|
|Albums Point Line Cloud|
|Education University of California, San Diego, California Institute of the Arts|
Books The computer music tut, Composing Electronic Music: A, The Music Machine, Microsound
Similar People Joel Chadabe, Barry Truax, Iannis Xenakis, Horacio Vaggione, Charles Dodge
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Curtis Roads (born May 9, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a composer, author and computer programmer. He composes electronic and electroacoustic music, specializing in granular and pulsar synthesis.
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Career and music
Roads studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California San Diego. He is chair of the Department of Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has previously taught at the University of Naples "Federico II", Harvard University, Oberlin Conservatory, Les Ateliers UPIC (now CCMIX, Center for the Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis), and the University of Paris VIII.
He co-founded the International Computer Music Association in 1980 and edited the Computer Music Journal from 1978–2000. He has created software including PulsarGenerator and the Creatovox, both with Alberto de Campo.
Roads is the first person to implement granular sound processing in the digital domain.
Since 2004, he has been researching a new method of sound analysis called atomic decompositions, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The first movement of his composition Clang-Tint, "Purity", uses intervals from the Bohlen–Pierce scale.