[PD-dev] introducing myself - was: New external on neural networks

Davide Morelli info at davidemorelli.it
Fri May 13 14:43:30 CEST 2005

Oh, well..
you asked!

I was born in a mid summer night in 1975 here in Livorno, a city near Pisa 
and Florence, in Tuscany, Italy.
I studied piano when I was a boy, then classical guitar. After the high 
school I studied saxophone at the city's conservatory "Istituto Pareggiato 
P. Mascagni" (Pietro Mascagni, the one from Cavalleria Rusticana). I 
graduated in saxophon but I can't say I'm fond of playing any particular 
instrument (I can play piano, flute, baroque flute, classical guitar, 
electric one, bass, percussion, very little bit of violin.. I'd learn cello 
if I had money to buy one) nor I am really good in any..  I begun composing 
at the age of 15, singing in rock band but I never felt comfortable with it, 
so I begun playing music for theatre and dance shows.. That amused me a lot.
At the age of 24 I realized I could not live only writing music so I took a 
degree at the univerisy of Pisa in "Informatica" (software developing) and 
started working as software developer in a little (very little) company I 
created with a friend (www.parser.it). We do whatever comes to us: from 
simple internet sites to complex distribuited (desktop/web) applications. My 
works are mostly in C# and C++ when I have enough time... I am happy when I 
can work on linux.
In the past 3 years I put composition aside (and worked a lot) but last 
summer I relized that software developing and composition don't have to be 
separate.. so I begun my way with csound, I was mainly interested in slowing 
down the timeline and focus on those sounds we hear but cannot listen 
because they're too short.
I passed from csound to pd some month ago becouse I want to use my pc as an 
instrument, I am interested in realtime.
My first pd patch was a porting of a nice csound synth, The second was a 
karplus strong resonant filter (well, I must admit I only followed Derek 
Holzer's cues..)
My first external (the one I'm asking cvs access for) is nn, now renamed 
ann_mlp: Multi layer Perceptron Neural Networks
I am now working on ann_tdnn : Time Delay Neural Networks (for gesture 
both of them using FANN.

composers I love:
steve reich, p. glass
chet baker, miles, coltrane
debussy, ravel, etc..
bach, mozart, etc..
reinassance music
medieval music

some link:

my first computer was a ZX Spectrum (how I love that little piece of cake), 
when I was 10 I built my first 2 programs:
1 - a matematical functions visualizer (simple functions)
2 - a little sequencer (obviously not polyphonic)
.. funny: at the age of 30 I'm finally doing the same things I was doing 
when I was 10!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "IOhannes m zmoelnig" <zmoelnig at iem.at>
To: "Hans-Christoph Steiner" <hans at eds.org>; <info at davidemorelli.it>
Cc: "pd-dev" <pd-dev at iem.kug.ac.at>
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2005 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [PD-dev] Re: R: [PD] New external on neural networks

> Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> No objections, but an introduction would be nice.  Maybe that should be
>> the requirement of being added to the project.  The proposed member
>> should write a little intro about themselves.  There are so many new
>> people these days, I've lost track of who's who.
> yes i think that is a good point.
> all developers at the CVS should be subscribed to pd-dev
> and new developers should make them known somehow (i don't have problems
> with totally new people, but it makes the community feeling somewhat
> stronger)
> so davide, please introduce yourself ;-)
> mfg.oi7.yxc
> IOhannes

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