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The music on this site was created with a several tools, some of which may have included: Timidity (a wavetable synthesizer), Fluidsynth (ditto), Rosegarden (a MIDI sequencer), Audacity (audio recording software), and Zynaddsubfx (a soft-synth). Custom software was written in Guido van Rossum's fine language, Python. MIDI sequencing for the update recording was done with Qtractor.
About the Artist
Mark Conway Wirt was born and raised in rural Western Maryland.
At 16 he began matriculation at the University of Delaware, where he received a degree in physics. After graduation he moved to the Washington DC metropolitan area, where he was employed for a decade researching strategic defense concepts.
In the Decade of Irrational Exuberance he co-founded two successful high-tech start-ups, focusing on networking and communications technologies.
He is currently employed as a technologist for a large university, and lives with his wife, children, and a brace of hounds in the Shenandoah Valley.
Website (Personal): www.pataphysical.info