Friday, October 15, 2004

Computer Music - (Multi) Media Research Institute

Music is one of my passions. During my gradschool years, I had the opportunity to take computer music classes and also played in computer music lab. At that time, MIDI was at its infancy. MPU was the hottest thing. Soundblaster was just starting up. For my research, I had to wirewrap an Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) on a board that could be plugged in into an IBM PC clone (Intel 80286!). I loved to tinker electronics stuff. Haven't done anything for ages, though.

I had played with some computer music related software, sound synthesis, voice analysis and the like. (My masters thesis was about analysis of diseases through voice.) My workstation was a NeXT computer. So I had a chance to played with CSound as well.

Anyway, it's been a while since I played with computer music. Well, the September issue of IEEE "The Institute" features Bob Moog - yes, that Moog keyboard. My interest in computer / electronic music is suddenly back!

I have a dream (or perhaps, a nightmare?) of having my own (multi)media research institute, in which scientists, engineers, artists, philosphers could collaborate, doing things they really enjoy and make the world a nicer place to live (by using ideas / products developed at this research center) at the same time. I just have to think of ways to get the funding. (Bill Gates or Paul Alen maybe? Oh heck, I'll fund it myself.). Anyway ... I have to wake up now and keep the dream for another day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Try it Budi, you never know if you didn't try :)
Bill Gates is pretty generous man, given he's interested
enough in your idea