Kyma X Revealed. Symbolic Sound Corporation 2004.

Kyma.5 Walkthrough A Tutorial Introduction to Kyma.5. Symbolic Sound Corporation 2002.

The Kyma Language for Sound Design: Version 4.5. Symbolic Sound Corporation, 1997.


Book Chapters

“Metaphor in Mathematics and Sound” Matematica e Cultura 2006, Michele Emmer, ed., Springer Verlag 2007.

“Sound Synthesis Methods for Auditory Data Representation,”Auditory Display: Sonification, audification, and auditory interfaces, Gregory Kramer, ed., Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Science of Complexity, 1994.

“Using Sound to Extract Meaning from Complex Data,”Extracting Meaning From Complex Data: Processing, Display, Interaction II Volume 1459, Edward J. Farell Chair/Editor, SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Jose, February 1991.

“An Object-based Representation for Musical Signals,” a chapter in the bookRepresentations of Musical Signals, Giovanni De Poli, Curtis Roads and Aldo Picialli, editors, MIT Press, pp. 371-389, 1991.

“The Kyma/Platypus Computer Music Workstation”, a chapter in the bookThe Well-tempered Object: Musical Applications of Object-oriented Programming, Stephen Pope, editor, MIT Press, pp. 119-140, 1991.



“Sonification-Enhanced Lattice Model Animations for Teaching the Protein Folding Reaction,”Journal of Chemical Education, J. Chem. Educ. 2022, 99, 3, 1220–1230. February 16, 2022.

“Looking Back, Looking Forward: a Keynote Address for the 2015 International Computer Music Conference,”Computer Music Journal , v40, n1, 2016.

“Computer Music Languages, Kyma, and the Future,”Computer Music Journal , v26, n4, 2002.

“Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of CMJ,”Computer Music Journal , v20, n3, pp. 31-35, 1996.

“Kyma: an interactive graphic environment for object-oriented music composition and real-time software sound synthesis written in Smalltalk-80,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Computer Science Department technical report, 1989.

“The Kyma/Platypus Computer Music Workstation,”Computer Music Journal, v13, n2, pp. 23-38, 1989.

“Composing Sound Objects in Kyma,”Perspectives of New Music, v27, n1, pp. 42-69, 1989.

“The CERL Music Project at the University of Illinois,”Computer Music Journal , v9, n1, pp. 45-58, 1985.



“A Framework for the Design, Development, and Delivery of Real-time Software-based Sound Synthesis and Processing Algorithms,”Proceedings of the 1994 Audio Engineering Society 97th Convention , San Francisco, 1994.

“The Software Architecture of the Kyma System,”Proceedings of the 1993 International Computer Music Conference , Tokyo, 1993.

“Polymorphic Transformations in Kyma,”Proceedings of the 1992 International Computer Music Conference, San Jose, October 1992.

“Lightweight Classes Without Programming,”Proceedings of the 1991 International Computer Music Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 1991
“An Interactive Graphic Environment for Object-oriented Music Composition and Sound Synthesis,”Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications, pp. 222-233, 1988.

“Kyma: an Object-oriented Language for Music Composition,”Proceedings of the 1987 International Computer Music Conference, pp. 49-56, 1987.

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