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Evrimsson 
Handle: Evrimsson
Real Name: Evrim Sen
Lived in: Germany
Ex.Handles: n/a
Was a member of: Birdhouse Projects (BP), Crux (CRX), Detect, Illusion (ILS - ILL), Nuance (NCE), Shining 8 (S8), Skywards

Modules: 117  online
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Interview


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    Handle: Evrimsson

    Group: Nuance

    Date of birth: March 15th 1975


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

  • I remember being 8 years old, that was about 1983. I used to stay in front of
    the shops staring at computers in the city. I think this was love at first
    sight. Computers always fascinated me. About two years later, I could persuade
    my parents to buy me one.


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

  • My first computer was a sinclair ZX Spectrum (48KB). That machine was a great
    experience. I almost knew everything about that computer, inside, outside. I
    learnt basic with the age of 11, then I tried with pokes and peeks. Later, I
    tried to remove those copy protections out of the data cassettes. I have not
    had contact to the organized cracking scene on those times - but I cracked my
    first games on that computer. When you are that young, you get a complete
    different relation to computers, I suppose. I could hear the voices of the
    data coming out from my sinclair and I could tell you, what was happening. The
    great C64 I had seen from friends. Later following the zeitgeist I had an
    Amiga 500, then Amiga 500+, Amiga 600, my first Amiga 2000, Amiga 4000/20,
    4000/40 and so on. The people around Amiga brought me into the demo and
    cracking scene.


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

  • I think, I wanted to do something to make people listen, make them moving.
    Programming was something invisible, not touchable for other people. My parents
    were painting artist. That's why I maybe did not wanted to become something
    similar, like many children dont want to become the same like their parents.
    And this Startrekker (later Protracker) on Amiga gave me the feeling, that
    this program was meant for me.


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

  • Protracker on Amiga. Later I composed on fasttracker on my PC. And with this
    machine and this software, I lost my mood to compose music on a computer.


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

  • I have that feeling by finishing any module.
    But "military deadend" was a very simple song (less effects) and I think it
    was the most emotional module.


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

  • Every module was a part of my feelings a certain point in my life. And I do
    not regret what I thought in the past. It is always a pleasure for me to see
    what I changed in my life. My modules are a kind of my diaries.


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

  • Not a specific part of a demo or game is important. The interaction of any part
    makes the whole atmosphere: music, grafics, design... No good music can save a
    bad design, the same contrary.


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

  • I write books now and I am freelanced journalists now.
    My interests changed. I study information economy in cologne now and work for
    zeitbank.


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

  • We should turn around the question: What do I think about the modules we did?
    Not nowadays music is strange. The curious thing was the world we lived in the
    past days. What we had done was an electronic art of music. You can not compare
    this with ordinary music. We did not compose music. We programmed it, we edited
    the music piece by piece like a lunatic trying to build a house with grain of
    sand. Call us music programmers.


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

  • Yes, it is definitely "mod.transfusion 2" by Clawz.
    That is a chiptune - and I could not find anyone share my feelings with that song.
    Sometimes you can not put your feelings into words. That is why we become
    musicians.


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

  • Okay, now it is time to show off a little bit :)
    My vinyl was rated the top ten hits rated world's most famoust DJ by Sven Väth.
    It was reprinted three times before sold out worldwide (even in Japan).


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Aphex Twin, and I also like listening to Soundtracks from John Williams, Jerry
    Goldsmith, The Dust Brothers, Hans Zimmer, James Horner etc.


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

  • The illusion and the reality: A big joy and lots of friends at the beginning,
    lastly ended in a big dissapointment and pain (Commodore).


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

  • I do not know. This year (2002) I was about to go to a party. Somehow decided
    not to go. I feel tired of all this stuff, I do not feel old though. But here
    in cologne I love visiting the small scene meetings of Haujobb going on almost
    monthly.


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

  • Self-confidence is the ability to feel like an original while being a copy.


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