About Us

The Author

Kronos and Veneer are created and maintained by Vesa Norilo. That's me! I studied music technology and traditional music at the University of the Arts, Helsinki.

I got into programming at the tender age of 8 when my family got a 386-class IBM PC clone from my father's work. It had gw-basic that would crash into the DOS prompt if you accidentally pressed shift-four on the Finnish keyboard layout.

Later I saved up my pocket money to purchase Borland Turbo C++ 3.0 and later Turbo Assembler so that I could write 32-bit machine code for the 80386 (real mode). That was enough to complete my first big project, a shareware video game some 20+ years ago. I also got into tracker music and the demoscene; all this interests later merged when I started studying music technology.

I also enjoy cooking and dabbled my way up to the sho-dan black belt in the Japanese martial art of Shorinji Kempo.

I play the cello, and the Irish flute. Folk/jazz/world fusion is my thing. Check it out!

The technology on this website is based on my doctoral dissertation, while I'm developing the visual programming interface in the post-doctoral project Sprezzatura, funded by the Academy of Finland grant SA311535.

University of the Arts Helsinki

Uniarts Helsinki is our institutional home.

The University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) fosters Finnish artistic heritage and renews art. The university was launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki.

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