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Handle: Dynamite
Real Name: Sirko Zidlewitz
Lived in: Germany
Ex.Handles: n/a
Was a member of: Analog (ALG - A), Cyanide, Dual Crew & Shining (DCS), Noxious (NXS), Rebels (RBS - RBL)

Modules: 17  online
Interview: Read!
Pictures: 1  online


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    Handle: Dynamite

    Groups: Cyanide, Analog, Noxious, Dual Crew/Shining, Rebels

    Date of birth: 18.02.75

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

  • My interest in computers started on a funfair when I saw the game Space
    Invaders for the first time. Some years later my parents bought me a C64.
    First, I collected games like all my friends, later the demos became much
    more fascinating to me, especially the music.

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

  • My first machine was a C64, later an Amiga. I never did anything else with
    computers than making music or sometimes playing games. This did not change
    for many years. Later, when I left the scene I bought a PC, laughed and
    sold it. 3 Years later I bought a Mac and started a small recording studio in
    my flat. But I didn't earn enough to pay my rent...

    Now I have no computer at home and my favorite Operating system has changed
    to UNIX, especially FreeBSD. My Friends Frank and
    Bjoern(Excess/Analog,DCS,Rebels) and me have found an Internet Hosting Company
    (Bytecamp GmbH).

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

  • Hmm... gfx or coding has never been interesting to me. But I can tell you why
    I stopped making music on a computer. It began, when I started working as Audio
    Engineer on live concerts. To me, its much more fun, yes really much more fun,
    to experience the music not alone at home, but with some hundred or thousand
    other enthusiastic people dancing around me. And my personal taste has changed
    during my studies. I don't like "constructed" music anymore, there's a
    difference between such music and the music grown in the heads of a band during
    lots of rehearsals. There's a kind of dialog in it, not a kind of dialog only
    between the instruments no, a dialog between different people, different ideas.
    I realized I never can do this alone.

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

  • On C64 the Soundmonitor from Chris Huelsbeck.
    On Amiga Noisetracker, later Protracker.
    On Mac Cubase and ProTools.

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

  • No one. In fact I only like my Chiptunes.

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

  • Yes, there are some. A lot...
    But this is not a joke, I don't have ANY of my own tunes. If you have some of
    them on your HD, please send them to me, especially the chiptunes!

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

  • The music plays the same role as it plays in films or shows. It creates a mood.

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

  • No, I do not compose, but I work in my spare time as audio engineer on live
    concerts, sometimes even for stars. In the last 10 years I coached more than
    500 concerts.

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

  • The format does not matter any longer. Take the best you can. In the past we
    were restricted thru the possibilities of our hardware, but this made our
    music different, too.

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

  • I don't remember the names, the chiptunes from mel'o'dee are great,
    Audiomonsters songs were revolutionary, hmm, I forgot the names, sorry.

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

  • No, its not worth it.

  • 12-What bands are you currently listenning to?

  • Korn, Portishead, Ruben Gonzales, Air, Creed, some Jazz, the MojoClub series,
    some downbeat and a loooot more.

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

  • The feeling of a community, beeing somehow different. When I look back, I must
    say for young people around 14-18 its dangerous experiencing a community like
    th scene because its strong but not reality. Actually you are sitting in front
    of a machine. Meet your friends. Make friends. Computers are only tools.

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

  • No, and I'll never come back for sure.

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

  • Music is a tool, a very powerful tool. And it's beeing abused these days to
    polarise, to create small groups of custumers, so called "target groups".
    Think about yourself if you are already catched inside such a group.
    If you wear special clothes, if you listen to only one kind of music, if you
    identify yourself with one special artist and if you live the "special"
    lifestyle of your favorite artist, you are already catched. You are catched
    thru your own blinders. Open your eyes. If you like Rock Music doesn't this
    mean you have to wear long hair or a black t-shirt.

    Greets from Dynamite.

    please note: this interview is ©opyrighted in 2001 by crown of cryptoburners

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