We seek collaborators with background in math, music, programming or language. You could engage by publishing or reviewing articles or instructional videos, or by helping to plan site development. We welcome your introduction and ideas. Please reach out to David Tanzer via the site contact form.

David Tanzer, Ph.D.

David Tanzer is Director at the Signal Beat. He a math-oriented software engineer with academic background in computer science. He works as Chief Research Officer for Exploratory Sciences Inc., which offers a novel platform for collaboration in data science. Before he was a managing director at Blackstone. He has a computer science Ph.D. from NYU Courant Institute and a math B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. His thesis was on querying certain expert systems like databases. Later he wrote about applied math and language complexity for the Azimuth Blog, which advances a research agenda in ‘green math.’ Here are his publications. Further, he is dedicated to making music, particularly jazz, bossa nova and samba, and has studied percussion, guitar and voice with a variety of teachers.

Fabiano Salek

Fabiano Salek will be partnering as advisor and editor for Brazilian music studies. He is a singer, percussionist, drummer, arranger and composer with a master’s degree in Musical Practices Teaching from the University of Rio De Janeiro. He is one of the founders of Sururu na Roda, a samba and choro band, with a career over twenty years, including seven albums and two DVDs. Sururu won the Brazilian Music Award in 2014. He belongs to the Ordinarius vocal group, whose album Notável was nominated for the Brazilian Music Award in 2018.

Fabiano has performed in concerts and recordings alongside Zeca Pagodinho, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Elza Soares, Moraes Moreira, Zé Renato, Eduardo Dussek, Arlindo Cruz, Marcos Valle, Baby do Brasil, Eliane Salek, Nei Lopes, Walter Alfaiate, Nelson Sargento, Wilson das Neves, Carlos Malta and Pife Muderno, Tim Rescalla, Casuarina, Mulheres de Hollanda, Ed Krieger, Marcelo Caldi, Nicolas Krassik and Quarteto Maogani, among others.

He has taught in elementary and high schools in Rio de Janeiro, and created the project "Oficina Roda de Samba" at the school of drums and percussion Maracatu Brasil. There he developed his own methodology for teaching percussion played in samba street. He belongs to the Post Graduate faculty in Choral Conducting at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music, and to Post Graduate Choir Regency for the 21st Century of the Academia Cultura. He is currently in charge of the "Batucada de Roda" project at Fundição Progresso, which continues the work of Oficina Roda de Samba.