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Pero Fotar 
Handle: Pero Fotar
Real Name: Peter Gantar
Lived in: Slovenia
Ex.Handles: Pero-Fotar, DJ Fotar
Was a member of: n/a

Modules: 6  online
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Pictures: 3  online

Interview


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    Handle: Pero-Fotar

    Group: I´m not in any group.

    Date of birth: 16.1.1978


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

  • I think that was when I had 12 years (1990), when I bought ZX Spectrum 48K.


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

  • I spend a lot of my free time playing games on ZX Spectrum and later for a
    little bit of programming. I also had Commodore 64, but just for games. When I
    got Amiga 500 I started experimenting with music and graphic programs.

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

  • I always love music and I use to play in a band. So I continued working music
    on computer. It was kind of better cause you can do whatever you want and
    experiment and you are not limited by other individuals (like in a band).
    Music for me always had something more than graphic...deeper filings were
    involved. By the way I enjoyed drawing on paper or textile.


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

  • It was a long time since I used Amiga 500 and I think that the program was
    called OctaMed. It was the first time that I used any musical program. On PC
    my favourite program is FastTracker II. It have nice outlook, it´s simple to
    use and it have a lot of usefull functions. For compose SID music I use
    GodtTracker. To work with this tracker you don’t need Commodore emulator,
    because it´s work under Windows. It´s nice and simple.


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

  • With module Parallel World. It´s my favourite and when I listen it I feel so
    much emotions and good fillings. It´s no words to describe that. If you would
    like to here it, download it from Aminet.


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

  • No, I don't think. Cause every tune is a part of my life and gives me something
    to remember.


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

  • Music gives in combination with graphic atmosfere and deeper dimension to
    game or demo.


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

  • I´m still working. I work for leisure.


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

  • I like the music in new formats too. They have some good sites. But the most of
    the time I work with XM and SID formats. The sound is more simple and raw, but
    that´s the way I like it. But I transform all cool tunes in wave format and
    burn on audio CDs, so I can listen to them on CD player and carry around when
    I´m DJing on parties.


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

  • Hm..it´s a lot Computer tunes that I like, so it would not be fair to mention
    just some songs. Here it´s my full list of my favorite songs!

    ZX Spectrum 48K (CPU-Beeper):
    Martin Galway: [Athena]

    ZX Spectrum 128K (AY chip):
    Rob Hubbard: [Saboteur II]
    Alos: [Game]
    Alos: [Lkjh]
    Factor 6: [Outside World]

    Commodore 64 (SID chip-MOS):
    Rob Hubbard [One man and his droid]
    Wally Beben [Hammerfist]
    Allister Brimble [Spellbound Dizzy]
    Mike Alsop: [Gyroscope]
    Rob Hubbard: [Chicken song]
    David Whittaker: [Cosmonut]
    20CC: [TV tunes mix]
    Terz, Que´se & Bolie: [Chunker]
    Terz, Que´se & Bolie: [Inconcret]
    Felix Jahn (Q-man): [Sonic Boom]
    Felix Jahn (Q-man): [Triage 3]
    Per Tufvesson (Mahoney): [Digi Demo 19]
    J.Utne (Mermaid): [Air]

    Atari XL/XE (SAP format):
    Tomasz Liebich: Rucu

    Atari ST (YM chip):
    Ben Daglish: [Artura]
    Atomic/Albedo: [J. Bjerregaard conversion]

    Amiga (Modules):
    Jeroen Tel: [Cybernoid II]
    Tim Wright: [Awesome]
    Matthias Steinwachs: [Lion heart]
    David Whittaker: [Xenon II]
    Keith Tinman: [Midnight resistance]
    Jeroen Tel: [Agony]
    David Whittaker: [Shadow of the beast]
    Bent Nielsen: [Diliverance scoopex]
    Jean-Francois Freitas: [Another world]
    Adrian Cummings: [Cyberpunks]
    Imagitec Design: [Silkworm]
    Michael Tschoegl: [Never ending story II]
    Michael Bialas: [Yo!Joe!]
    Spirit: [Enola gay]
    WOTW: [Jump & Run]
    Mroli: [Love land]
    Lento: [Amiga-The future]

    NES (NSF format):
    Jeroen Tel: [Overlord]
    Alberto Gonzales: [Asterix]

    SNES (SPC format):
    Chris Huelsbeck: [Super Turrican II-Born to be wild]

    PC (AdLib):
    Bird: [Scene]
    The Fabulous animal: [Comitek-BBS-Intro-Tune]

    PC (XM/S3M/IT..):
    DJ-Jordi: [La puta reina]
    DJ-Jordi: [Boom]
    Bonkers: [Rave 34]
    Heretic: [Chip 6]
    X-Acto: [Oh my old C64]

    PC (MIDI):
    Kanae Kazuhiro: [Fatal relations]
    Darko Bair: [Narodno kolo]
    Darko bair: [Skakavka kolo]
    CroMIDI: [Zaprosio]
    CroMIDI: [Greek buzaki tune]


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

  • I put all my music on Audio CD´s as Demo´s with covers and all. So that I have
    collection of my past works and I can send it to anyone if it is interested.
    I made two audio CD´s with computer music (Jedrska Fuzija [Hurry up and fly,
    tonight we have party in the sky],[2/0]). Now I making a new cd (Pero-Fotar
    [Parallel World])


  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Add N to (X), Jean Michel Jarre, Prodigy, Depeche mode, Kraftwerk, Miha Kralj,
    Devo, Aphex twin, The human league, Rammstein, Laibach, Scooter,...


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

  • A beautiful music and very nice games. The Amiga/C64 music and games kind of
    changed my life, on better ofcourse. It´s my the most hardest healty drug.


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

  • I think that I´m now active than ever. I still make music and just had my 5th
    Fatal Error party with old computer and electronic music. I´m also active as
    a DJ (DJ Fotar). I´m have this kind of parties (Fatal Error) 3 times on a year
    and I´m relly happy, because people are come and dance and have fun on old
    computer music.


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

  • I´m really happy cause people are still interested and work in this scene. Few
    years ago I did´t know that scene exists in souch a wide range. If someone is
    interested in my music it can get in on Aminet or contact me for Audio CD´s.
    Make and listen music by heart and music will give you that what you want.
    Love, peace & Computer music!! Take care my friend and have a nice day!!
    Thanx!!


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