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== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
 
* '''Email''': crantila@fedoraproject.org
 
* '''Email''': crantila@fedoraproject.org
* '''IRC''': crantila in #fedora-summer-coding, #fedora-docs (etc.) between about 19:00 and 06:00 UTC
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* '''IRC''': crantila in #fedora-docs, #fedora-music, #fedora-sound, and others
* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississauga Mississauga], Canada
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* '''Location''': [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Montreal Montreal], Canada
* '''Timezone''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Time_Zone North American Eastern Time Zone]
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* '''Timezone''': [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Eastern_Time_Zone North American Eastern Time Zone]
 
* '''GPG Key''': 95A99F15
 
* '''GPG Key''': 95A99F15
  
 
== About Me ==
 
== About Me ==
I am a university student who studies at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfrid_Laurier_University Wilfrid Laurier University], in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo,_Ontario Waterloo, Canada].  I study music history and music theory, and have taken a few courses in computer science.
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I am a university student who studies at [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/McGill_University McGill University] (previously at [https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Wilfrid_Laurier_University Wilfrid Laurier University]).
  
 
== Experiences with Music ==
 
== Experiences with Music ==
 
My musical beginnings were relatively late, with piano lessons starting at age 7.  After several years of lessons, the problem of practising came to bite me: I took a leave of absence from the instrument.  When it came time to choose what kind of music to study in middle school (grade 6), I fell in love at once with the brass instruments, and ended up with a tuba.  Through the following seven years, I played in the school bands.  Starting in about grade 10, I began to take music more seriously, joining a youth orchestra and wind ensemble, and studying theory and history outside of school.  I arrived at university with the intention to become a composer, but eventually realized that - regardless of whether they sounded pleasant - my compositions were primarily a means by which to explore the sounds created by other composers.
 
My musical beginnings were relatively late, with piano lessons starting at age 7.  After several years of lessons, the problem of practising came to bite me: I took a leave of absence from the instrument.  When it came time to choose what kind of music to study in middle school (grade 6), I fell in love at once with the brass instruments, and ended up with a tuba.  Through the following seven years, I played in the school bands.  Starting in about grade 10, I began to take music more seriously, joining a youth orchestra and wind ensemble, and studying theory and history outside of school.  I arrived at university with the intention to become a composer, but eventually realized that - regardless of whether they sounded pleasant - my compositions were primarily a means by which to explore the sounds created by other composers.
  
Now entering my fifth and final year of undergraduate studies, I intend to graduate with a double specialization in both Theory and History, continuing to graduate studies in England or North America. My interests focus on Western orchestral music of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, including such composers as Bruckner, Mahler, and Sibelius.  My scholarly work (as much as is possible with undergraduate studies) tries to explain the aspects of this music that are appealing to both expert and non-expert listeners alike.
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In my undergraduate studies, I finished with a double specialization in both Theory and History. My interests focus on Western orchestral music of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, including such composers as Bruckner, Mahler, and Sibelius.  My scholarly work (as much as is possible with undergraduate studies) tries to explain the aspects of this music that are appealing to both expert and non-expert listeners alike. In my final year of studies, I began some research on SuperCollider user communities.
  
My quest for musical understanding has yet to even realize what questions should be asked, never mind their answers.  Moreover, while the questions and answers may exist somewhere, I have yet to find them.
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In September 2011, I will begin studies for a Master of Arts: Music Theory degree at McGill.
  
 
== Experiences with Linux ==
 
== Experiences with Linux ==
I have been using Linux on and off since 2002 (at the age of 14), when I started with Mandrake 8.2.  With the advent of the aluminum Apple iMac, I took a break from Linux, but found OS X to be unfulfilling.  My return in August 2009 was accompanied by building myself a new PC, and preceded by months of research both in hardware and software.  Although I tried many different operating systems (including a legal Windows 7 beta version, several variants of BSD, and all the major and some obscure Linux distributions), Fedora Linux kept surfacing as my platform of choice.  The four-F focus really shows, and my favourite aspects of this include the adherence to standards, the non-favouritism of desktop environments (always a concern for KDE users), and the willingness to do upstream development work.
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I have been using Linux on and off since 2002, when I started with Mandrake 8.2 (at the age of 14).  With the advent of the aluminum Apple iMac, I took a break from Linux, but found OS X to be unfulfilling.  My return in August 2009 was accompanied by building myself a new PC, and preceded by months of research both in hardware and software.  Although I tried many different operating systems (including a legal Windows 7 beta version, several variants of BSD, and all the major and some obscure Linux distributions), Fedora Linux kept surfacing as my platform of choice.  The four-F focus really shows, and my favourite aspects of this include the adherence to standards, the non-favouritism of desktop environments (always a concern for KDE users), and the willingness to do upstream development work.
  
 
== Fedora Summer Coding ==
 
== Fedora Summer Coding ==
I am taking part in Summer Coding 2010 program. Much of my work is temporarily being stored [[User:Crantila/FSC|here]], although the [https://fedorahosted.org/musicians-guide/ Trac website] will become the official repository.
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I took part in Summer Coding 2010 program. The result of this was the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/15/html/Musicians_Guide/index.html Fedora Musicians' Guide].
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== Musicians' Guide ==
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I'm the maintainer.

Revision as of 22:18, 2 July 2011

Contents

Contact

About Me

I am a university student who studies at McGill University (previously at Wilfrid Laurier University).

Experiences with Music

My musical beginnings were relatively late, with piano lessons starting at age 7. After several years of lessons, the problem of practising came to bite me: I took a leave of absence from the instrument. When it came time to choose what kind of music to study in middle school (grade 6), I fell in love at once with the brass instruments, and ended up with a tuba. Through the following seven years, I played in the school bands. Starting in about grade 10, I began to take music more seriously, joining a youth orchestra and wind ensemble, and studying theory and history outside of school. I arrived at university with the intention to become a composer, but eventually realized that - regardless of whether they sounded pleasant - my compositions were primarily a means by which to explore the sounds created by other composers.

In my undergraduate studies, I finished with a double specialization in both Theory and History. My interests focus on Western orchestral music of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, including such composers as Bruckner, Mahler, and Sibelius. My scholarly work (as much as is possible with undergraduate studies) tries to explain the aspects of this music that are appealing to both expert and non-expert listeners alike. In my final year of studies, I began some research on SuperCollider user communities.

In September 2011, I will begin studies for a Master of Arts: Music Theory degree at McGill.

Experiences with Linux

I have been using Linux on and off since 2002, when I started with Mandrake 8.2 (at the age of 14). With the advent of the aluminum Apple iMac, I took a break from Linux, but found OS X to be unfulfilling. My return in August 2009 was accompanied by building myself a new PC, and preceded by months of research both in hardware and software. Although I tried many different operating systems (including a legal Windows 7 beta version, several variants of BSD, and all the major and some obscure Linux distributions), Fedora Linux kept surfacing as my platform of choice. The four-F focus really shows, and my favourite aspects of this include the adherence to standards, the non-favouritism of desktop environments (always a concern for KDE users), and the willingness to do upstream development work.

Fedora Summer Coding

I took part in Summer Coding 2010 program. The result of this was the Fedora Musicians' Guide.

Musicians' Guide

I'm the maintainer.