Roger Dannenberg

Roger B. Dannenberg is a pioneer in the field of computer music. His current work includes research on interactive music systems, content-based music retrieval, interactive media, and high-level languages for sound synthesis. His research on computer accompaniment led to a patent and eventually to the development of a commercial product, SmartMusic, in use by over 75,000 music students around the world. He has published over 100 research articles in books, journals, and conference proceedings.

In 2006, he completed an installation, “Origin, Location, Direction,” with Barbara Bernstein. This sound and image installation explores the dependent relationships between the observer and the observed using multi-channel audio and video projections that are activated by microphones set up in the gallery space.

Dr. Dannenberg is also an active trumpet player and composer. 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 and the Capgun Quartet in Pittsburgh.