David DeMaris is a brilliant convergent renaissance man. By day he’s engaged in the design of VLSI (very large-scale integration) systems, but his interests also include nonlinear dynamics and oscillation phenomena in networks (applications to signal processing, pattern recognition, perceptual and cognitive modeling), scientific visualization, user interface design, usability, adaptive design methods, and algorithmic composition techniques in music and visual arts.
DeMaris works in music composition, sound design, and as an improvising/performing artist in solo and group settings on piano, electronics, small instruments, and trumpet. He also creates and performs abstract film and video work under the non de plume Dr. Strangevibe in nightclub and festival settings. He has lived in Austin since 1991. He studied electronic music composition at the University of Illinois and holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UT.