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Dr. Ice 
Handle: Dr. Ice
Real Name: Kåre Johansen
Lived in: Norway
Ex.Handles: Kaare Johansen, Kare Johansen
Was a member of: Digital Corruption (dC), Exxon (EXN), Lisence (LSC), Oops (OPS), Seasons

Modules: 2  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 4  online

Interview


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    Handle: Dr. Ice

    Group: Digital Corruption

    Date of birth: 28.01.73


  • 1-How did your interest for computers start? Which year was that?

  • My main interest with computers started when I was about 7yrs old.. If
    my calculator is working, then it will be '80/81.. :)) I got my first
    computer at that time, a commodore VIC-20! :)


  • 2-What machines did you previously have? What did you do with them?

  • Well, first of all I got my VIC-20, I started to look at BASIC, which I
    found quite interesting in fact.. But, I got bored of this basic, cause I
    always managed 2 code big projects, which resulted in a "Out Of Memory" :)
    I sold this one after a few yrs.. Then I advanced 2 a C=64.. Where I started
    2 look at ASM, and basic 2.. I coded a few intros using ASM, made some
    cool utilities.. Then I sold it, and bought me an Amiga 500, this must have
    been in '84-85 or something.. Still I did the best I could, yes..
    Programming.. Both BASIC and ASM.. But, got fed up with ASM, started 2
    code in AMOS.. :) (WOW).. I don't know or can't remember why I advanced
    from an Amiga500 to A500+, but I did.. After a few years, advanced 2
    something more powerfull, yes.. An Amiga 1200! :)).. Now, I had it all !:)..
    Until I sold it, and bought myself an Amiga 4000, which I have 2 day! :)..
    I have also bought myself a PC (AMD K6-II/400MHz).. At this very moment,
    I'm still coding, and I do believe I always will.. When it comes to the
    Amiga, and what language I'm using there 2 day, I would like to tell u
    that I'm coding using AmigaE and when it comes 2 fast routines (Inline ASM)
    I use some ASM.. On the PC I'm coding JAVA, and I'm looking at C++..
    Puh!.. Am I finished now? ;)


  • 3-For what specific reason did you end up making music rather than gfx, coding?

  • Well, sometimes when ppl get tired of just doing one thing, they want to
    explore other things.. So, I started 2 have a look at Protracker, or
    Noisetracker/soundtracker at that time.. And I found it quite interesting..
    I still do pounch on a few notes in a tracker, but.. Not for keeping! :)


  • 4-Which composing programs have you been using? Which one in particular?

  • As I mentioned in the previous question, I have dealed with Protracker /
    NoiseTracker & SoundTracker.. I have also had a peek on FastTracker..
    But, I always go back 2 ProTracker, cause I really love it.. :)


  • 5-With which module did you feel you had reached your goal?

  • I must admit that I haven't composed 2 many tunes, but I do believe my
    goal was reach when I composed "Holliday II"..


  • 6-Is there a tune you would like not to remember? For What reason?

  • Nope.. I can't think of any.. *A moment of silence* Well, if I really think
    hard enough.. Then I can tell u that I had one tune that I composed, but, I
    don't recall what it was called.. Anyway; The tune sucked, and was a down
    wind after composing "Holliday II" :/ The drumset I used where awefull,
    so was everything else..


  • 7-In your opinion, what's the value of a music in a demo, game?

  • If I ask myself this question, my head bounches up and down.. If there
    wasn't any form of music in the demo/intro/game what ever, it would have
    been borring.. Sometimes the music is the best, which makes the
    intro/game/demo some kind of cooler 2 watch/play.. Cause eighter u get
    this luring though that someone is hidding between those bushes, or u know
    that something is going 2 happend, cause u can hear.. And FEEL the music
    flowing through your vains.. So, games/intros/demos without music suxx!!..


  • 8-At present, are you still composing? For professional or leisure purposes?

  • Well, sometimes when I feel I have 2 take a break.. Not really to compose a
    new tune, but, just 4 fun.. Just feeling the music/notes, if u know what
    I mean.. :))


  • 9-What do you think of today's pieces of music such as mpeg,wave,midi,etc...?

  • When it comes to such formats, I do believe that mpeg is cool, and it's pretty
    fast 2.. Even though, I watch/hear them on my PC.. But, If I want 2 just
    relax, and take it easy.. I start up WinAmp, and I start selecting all my MP3
    files, and start playing.. Then I can do what ever I want while I'm listning..
    Other formats; - hmmmm.. Well, I don't actually listen 2 other formats..
    Even though.. Music done with these kind of formats are normaly quite good..


  • 10-Could you tell us some of your all times favourite tunes?

  • On of my favorite tunes must be "Face Another Day" composed by Jogeir
    Liljedahl.. A quite good compotion if u ask me.. Next must be
    "Guitarslinger"..


  • 11-Are you planning to make an audio cd with some of your music remastered?

  • No, I don't think so.. Or, I haven't been thinking 'bout it actually..


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • I'm an ALL kind of music lover.. So, I actually hear them all.. I don't have
    any fav ones eighter.. But, I do believe there are a few, and me not know
    about it.. So, this is really a hard question asked.. :) Well, not really!!


  • 13-What does/did the amiga/c64 scene give you?

  • The Amiga/C64 scene gave me alot, I came in contact with alot of cool ppl,
    which I still have contact with.. It also gave me all I needed for my needs..
    So a very big thanks 2 all the ppl that made the scene stay alive..


  • 14-Are you still active in the scene these days?

  • Well, I do code alot, and since I'm a member of a group, I would think me as
    a very active person within the scene.. With limits of course.. I work a lot
    these days, and I don't have to much time in spare 2 make the scene even
    better.. But, I still doing my best.. I get this strange feeling that
    I'm doing it know with this interview? :))


  • 15-Anyone to greet? Anything left to say? Feel free...

  • Yeah, I wanna send some greetings to the following ppl: Lizard/TBL, Zack/SPB,
    Curt Cool/Depth, Crown/CRB, Ren/Depth, Tokai/SEA, Loyd/SEA, Ramonster/DC,
    Mixer/DC, TC/DC, Wiking/DC, to all the members of Oops! and 2 all I haven't
    included in this list, cause of lack of time.. Anyway; C u all on tha scene! :)


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