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F. Richard Moore

Computer Music

F. Richard

Music technnology, computer music, musical acoustics, and digital audio signal processing. After earning BFA's in music composition and performance (piano/percussion) at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1966, Moore collaborated with Max Mathews et al. at AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Lucent Technologies) to develop the pioneering MUSIC V and GROOVE computer music systems.

He later earned MSEE and PhD degrees in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Stanford University in 1977 where he designed and built the FRMbox, one of the first realtime digital music synthesizers.

Moore joined the UC San Diego music faculty in 1979, founding the Computer Audio Research Laboratory (CARL Project) at the UC San Diego Center for Music Experiment and Related Research (CME, now CRCA: Center for Research in Computing and the Arts). Moore directed the Center from 1982 to 1991.

He is author of many books and articles, including Elements of Computer Music (Prentice-Hall, 1990), a standard textbook which describes his widely distributed cmusic and pcmusic programs for computer music.