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Braintumour 
Handle: Braintumour
Real Name: Jan Terje Augestad
Lived in: Norway
Ex.Handles: B&H [Braintumour and Heywood], Jan Augestad, Jan T. Augestad
Was a member of: Gollum, Stone Arts (STA), TNI

Modules: 169  online
Interview: Read!
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Interview


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    Handle: Braintumour

    Group: Gollum, Stone Arts

    Date of birth: 19/03/1977


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

  • Probably about 1990, when a friend of mine showed that computer music was
    possible.


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

  • I played games on C64 for a while, then started making music on the Amiga 500,
    later on 1200.


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

  • I never had the patience to code, and no interest in gfx. I've always played
    the piano, so it was natural to be "the musician" of my friends.


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

  • Protracker mostly, a couple of modules in Fasttracker.


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

  • None of them, hehe. Well, I remember being happy about the piano sound in
    Jammin' in the wind, and trying to make a realistic piano sound was always a
    struggle of mine.


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

  • Actually I don't remember almost any of them, only about 5-6.
    So the ones I wanted to forget is already forgotten.


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

  • Demos/games without music is like movies without music. Music can underline
    anything that happens, and enhance every aspect of a demo or game.


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

  • Not composing, no.


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

  • Midi has many strenghts for composers and producers, but I think mp3 will
    stay the preferred electronical format for end users for a long time still.


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

  • Just for blues & Banana Split / Di33y
    Fenalaar & pils / Don Cato
    Jammin' for nothing, Move-ment-al & bicykl0pedia / Heatbeat
    Alcoholic score & 70s reprise / Audiomonster


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

  • Hehe, there's absolutely no way I would want to do that.


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Anja Garbarek, Liszt, Robert Johnson, Kapustin, Schumann, Bach.


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

  • In the long run probably only experience with computers which have helped me
    in my music technology classes at the Norwegian State Academy of Music.
    However, I remember having a lot of fun making music and with my other amiga
    friends.


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

  • No. I had no idea there still was a scene to be active in!


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

  • To my old partner Heywood; thanks for the cooperation and the ping-pong
    matches!


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