Hi, I'm Kyle.

I hold an M.A. in Music Science and Technology from Stanford CCRMA, the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Here I had the opportunity to study audio signal processing, embedded systems, ambisonics, and design for audio-visual software applications. Previously, I completed a B.S. at Stanford in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in interaction design, completing coursework in computer science, cognitive science, and applied statistics.

My professional interests lie at the intersection of music, technology, and user-centered design. I enjoy the creation of products from the initial ideation stage, through prototyping and user research, to developing algorithms and implementing them. I adhere strongly to the philosophy of lateral thinking, wherein it is considered better practice to iterate through ideas early in the process rather than go down the rabbit hole only to realize the design itself is flawed.

Currently I am focused on novel means of music creation — developing software plug-ins, tinkering with analog gear, and building a portfolio. If you have a professional inquiry, similar interests, or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate to send me a message at kyle@laviana.me.

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