Mark Cartwright is a Chicago-based musician and computer scientist. He holds two music degrees: a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, and a Masters of Arts form Stanford University (CCRMA). He is currently a Ph.D. student in computer science at Northwestern University and is a member of Dr. Bryan Pardo's Interactive Audio Lab. His research interests include the creation of new user interfaces and tools for music production through research in domains such as music information retrieval, digital signal processing, machine learning, human computer interaction and artificial intelligence.
As a member of the experimental rock trio volcano!, he plays computer/synths and bass and exercises his passion for low frequencies, enveloping noise, and unusual sound textures. Volcano! has released albums on The Leaf Label and has toured the United States and Europe. For sound clips, videos, and information regarding past and upcoming performances, visit volcanoisaband.com.