Sun, 21 February 2016
Trond Lossius has been in a similar orbit to me for a long time. I've known him (virtually) because of his activity within the Max world, but I also know that he was a primary figure in the Jamoma modular patching project. Then later, I found out he was also into a lot of surround environmental work, and I realized that he'd be a good subject for a chat. My friend Tim Place pointed out that he's got a fascinating story, so I went for it.
And I'm glad I did. I really enjoy the stories of people that deal with significant transition in their lives, and Trond definitely has seen this. Having started in the sciences, he transitioned into music composition out of sheer will. He also found a way to pull himself out of shyness, and is always pushing himself by transitioning away from comfortable territory and into new challenging work, technology or collaboration. I really respect this - it can be scary, but Trond has developed it into an artform.
So here's a great interview with him - enjoy! And to learn more about his work, visit his website here.