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My name IRL is Kasper Souren. I was born in Nuth in the Netherlands in 1976. I studied mathematics in Nijmegen where I received an MSc. During one year I studied sonology at Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Right now I'm living in Le Pre Saint-Gervais[?], a little town just outside the city borders of Paris. I'm a PhD student at the IRCAM. The title of my thesis is "L'extraction de structures d'une pièce sonore à partir de descripteurs audio", or "The extraction of structure of a musical piece starting from audio descriptors[?]". The goal of the thesis[?] is to create methods (in the form of software) to extract as many possible structure from musical pieces: similarity[?], transformations[?], discontinuities[?] on both micro- and macro-temporal scale.

Languages

I try to understand and use Dutch, English, German and French. I also speak the Limburgian dialect[?]. I'm trying to learn some other languages, like Spanish, Italian, Slovio, Russian and Japanese.

Interests

I am vegetarian and since the 2003 animal disease (it seems there's one every year, BSE, aviairic influenza? or 'vogelpest') I am becoming more and more vegan. I am also actively trying to not give my money to corporations that I disaprove of, so I encourage the consumerium project.

I stopped using Microsoft Windows in the beginning of 2002. I'm a free software advocate, giving away Knoppix CD's and running Debian and Gentoo systems myself.

Music

I also like to make music. I play guitar and sitar, but my main instrument is my laptop.



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