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amoung friends and my PhD sound demos

Dear members of the auditory lists,

It was my friend Piet Vos who reminded me of the
existence of this list. I knew of it but had never
time to join.

Now that I joined the day before yesterday I find that
I have much fun with many old friends. I am amazed
how many I still know after a disappearance of some
25 years.

I am now a technocrat working with the European Commission
in Brussels, where I am responsible for spending R&D
money in the area of Networked Audio-Visual Services
and Home Platforms. Dig TV and stuff like that, but also
a nice project on the relation between body movement and
the expression of mood in music. (MEGA) in whch many
European musicology institutes are involved.

Despite this busy job I have been doing some auditory
research, instead of a sunday painter i am a sunday
researcher. With Dirk Moelants I wrote an article on
the role of resonance in pulse perception (JNMR, sept 99).

And recently I have made available the demonstrations
of my PhD thesis as interactive circuits on the internet.
If you go to www.andyware.com you will find under Analog Box
a section called Research. You can download a demo version of
Analog Box (2) and play the demos on your PC. you can change
parameters like frequency and tempo, and melody.

Beside giving better dissemination of the demos of my PhD Thesis,
which is still in demand, I did it also because I wanted to
support this genial software, written by Andy Turner.
It is too complicated for most musicians but ideal for
auditory researchers.

I also invite others to make auditory phenomena available on that
website. I think it is really an opportunity to provide an
auditory lab to anybody in the world. I had just my first
result in this respect: a student from Hong Kong is going to
model some auditory relativity laws.

Hope to participate in many nice discussions.

Leon van Noorden