Perry Cook is an American computer music researcher and professor emeritus of computer science and music at Princeton University. He is also the head of the Princeton Sound Lab.
Cook has worked in the areas of physical modeling, singing voice synthesis, principles of computer music controller design, audio analysisand real-time computer music programming languages and systems, and has written a number of books on these subjects.Together with Gary Scavone, he authored the Synthesis Toolkit and with Ge Wang the ChucK programming language. He is also a co-founder, withDan Trueman, of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). Cook was an invited keynote speaker at NIME-07, held in New York City in June, 2007. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2008) and the Guggenheim Foundation (2003).
Cook is also an avid conch shell musician, including the ancient conch-shell Peruvian instrument known as pututus.
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