Bio

My name is Gregoire Tronel but everybody calls me Greg. I am a sound artist and an audio technologist.

I am currently a masters student at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) where I research new ways of modeling musical creativity. Within the Music Intelligence Group led by Dr. Parag Chordia, I focus on artificial interactive systems for rhythmic improvisation. Through my studies and research I am interested in creating innovative means of interaction between performers, listeners and machines. I joined the GTCMT to fuel my appetite for science and creation, and contribute to the development of interactive musical media in music making and music listening. My interests revolve around music information retrieval, digital signal processing, interactive audio technologies, sound design, musical applications of machine learning, electro-acoustic engineering and rhythm perception.

I was born in Paris and moved from France to the United States when I was seventeen. A few years later I graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics. During my REU at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, I investigated the modal vibrations of a fiberskyn frame-drum membrane using near-field acoustic holography techniques. During this program I developed a keen interest in sound technologies and in how engineering can be incorporated into the musical realm.

I love music, sound and technology, and when not playing percussions, listening, exploring or modeling music around the Music Tech Lab at Georgia Tech, I may be playing tennis, reading existentialist literature, or out biking. My main instruments are hand percussions, though I also enjoy playing guitar and drums.

GTCMT personal page here.