Rodney DuPlessis is a composer currently making noise in Santa Barbara, California. He is pursuing a PhD in Composition at UCSB, studying with Clarence Barlow, Curtis Roads, and Andrew Tholl. His music has been performed in Canada, USA, Korea and in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. In addition to composing, DuPlessis is Technical Coordinator at the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), maintaining its three electronic music studios and working with Curtis Roads to present concerts and talks relating to electronic music. His current research and composition interests intersect microtonality, spectralism, algorithmic composition, and granular synthesis.