Roger Dannenberg

Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Art & Musicat Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA,
United States
Focus area: Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification

Roger B. Dannenberg is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, Art & Music. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. He is internationally known for his research in the field of computer music. He is the co-creator of Audacity, an audio editor that has been downloaded 100's of millions of times, and his patents for Computer Accompaniment were the basis for the SmartMusic system used by hundreds of thousands of music students.  His current work includes live music performance with artificial computer musicians, automatic music composition, interactive media and high-level languages for sound synthesis. Prof. Dannenberg is also a 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. Besides numerous compositions for musicians and interactive electronics, Dannenberg co-composed the opera La Mare dels Pexios with Jorge Sastre, and translated and produced the opera in English as The Mother of Fishes, in Pittsburgh in 2020.