Kurt Werner

Kurt James Werner is a Ph.D. researcher at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). His dissertation “Like an 808: Circuit Models and Analog Musicology of the TR-808, including Advances in Wave Digital Filter Theory” is aimed at recovering a holistic history of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. By drawing out conceptual antecedents to its voice circuitry, situating it as an important element of hardware hacking and circuit bending traditions, and advancing the technical state of the art of circuit modeling techniques, this work both comments on and contributes technical tools to a long chain of percussive mimicry.

Contact: kwerner@ccrma.stanford.edu
More info: ccrma.stanford.edu/~kwerner/