Welcome

I have been invited to be a keynote speaker at the Mathematics and Computation in Music Conference (MCM2015) to be held June 22-25 in London. 

My talk is titled: “Steps to a theory of musical interest”

My composition “Blood from a Stone” for electronic violin and computer is also being performed at the conference. Originally written in 1985, I have recreated the score and software using my Player programming language.

  • I provide computer software, litigation support, and consulting services through Gareth Inc., based in Marin County, California.
  • I am the author of Musimathics: The Mathematical Foundations of Music, Volume 1, (June, 2006) and Volume 2 (June 2007), published by the MIT Press. An excellent review of Musimathics appeared recently on the Classical Net website.
  • The Musimat programming language discussed in Musimathics V1 Chapter 9 can be downloaded for free from the Musimat web site.
  • The original 4-channel version of my landmark 4-channel computer music composition Nekyia (1980), written for the Samson Box at CCRMA, Stanford, is available from me in various formats for concert productions. Please contact me for arrangements.
  • My composition Blood From A Stone (1992), for Max Mathews’ electronic violin, performed by Janos Negyesy is available here.
    The a cappella group, Flying Without Instruments, for which I used to sing bass, has several excellent CDs for sale here.
  • My debut solo singer/songwriter CD titled Getting In Touch is available only by contacting me.  Not available in stores. You must be  prepared to convince me why you must have a copy.
  • My brother, the late Dr. Tom Loy, renowned molecular archaeologist, and member of the team that researched Oetzi the Iceman, died in the fall of 2005.  I have put up a memorial web site for him here.