Our CEO is a musician, yes. His first public concert was piano variations of Pink Floyd’s The Wall when he was just sixteen years old. It was a huge success with an audience of about a thousand people. He hasn’t stopped since. He has made more public presentations and composed music for audiovisuals until reaching the moment in his life where he is today. The last three years, parallel to the development of enotar.io, he has been working on the composition and production of his first electronic music album entitled Life for machine.
Yes, Fabricio is the strategic manager of enotar.io and has designed the code of its Back End, although, in another order of things, he has studied film, colorization and sound engineering. He has obtained among a dozen, Da Vinci Resolve and AVID Atmos certifications. Fabricio is a versatile guy, very versatile.
Enotar.io was a necessity that resulted from the continuous intellectual production and how cumbersome it was (at least in Costa Rica) to register intellectual property. And the issue was precisely this, how slow registration can be on the one hand and how fast the creation of works can be on the other. This without talking about costs, which in practice becomes unsustainable if one’s aim is to continually produce new thought.
-SO: It has always seemed to me that music should play a central role in early childhood education. What role has it played in your life?
-FE: Well, I was introduced to music by the piano. I wasn’t properly a child: I was already ten years old when I started studying classical piano. I hadn’t thought about it until now because music for a child has to be a precursor to rationality and thinking rationally becomes for one a natural state. Piano instills a lot of the discipline of thinking and the discipline of doing accurately. My piano teacher was very strict - Fabricio laughs amused - and I didn’t feel like going back to piano lessons. It’s very demanding, no doubt about it, but it teaches you the technically correct way to do things. Music has influenced me a lot, very, very much, in who I am now.
-SO: How important has music been to the development of enotar.io?
-FE: First of all, it was something of a strictly practical nature. As a musician, as a composer, which is what I really am, I suffered a lot with the problem of registering musical works by traditional means. In fact enotar.io started out as a solution for registering musical works. If you ask me how important my musical training has been for the creation of enotar.io, I would have to expand a bit on your previous question. Music encourages mathematical thinking. Programming is related to this.
To be a composer is to grab a blank canvas and compose on silence.
Fabricio, enotar.io CEO
Programming - designing functional code - is creating things from scratch just like music. It wasn’t something I planned to do in life, but neither was pursuing a colorization or sound certification. In practice, I have a penchant for art and there’s no way to see art separate from technology. Both art and technology are irresistible to me. In both fields I am interested in how things work. That’s why, when I ventured into audiovisual, I learned from the technical parameters of both camera and sound to the most advanced techniques of colorization (I can’t appreciate movies like I used to). When I wanted to solve the problem of registering what I was composing without delay, without tangles and above all with security, I studied blockchain technology and programming in more than one language. I can really absorb a lot of information.
-SO: Now I would like to reverse the logic of approaching your current interests: how have those areas of knowledge you have ventured into such as colorization for film, cinema itself and Atmos sound influenced the musical decisions of the album you are currently preparing?
-FE: Those who do not know music do not know the almost absolute relationship between music and image. Music is composed of different sound frequencies that oscillate to produce an aesthetic effect. With colors it is exactly the same and in fact there are many terms common to both, such as tone. Color is a vibration, a frequency. Here there are harmonies and contrasts… Very similar rules apply. I also draw irregularly, did I mention that? I already told you: I am interested in the arts in general. My current project is not limited to music. I am developing a multisensory, atmospheric and sonorous experience. It’s not something simple or quick, so I’m working on it as long as I can. Right now we are in talks for a round of funding. It takes time and absorbs energy in a scary way, but no business can prosper if it is not taken seriously. Above all, I take advantage of the intervals between milestones, for example when we deliver an alpha version to the market (we’re almost at that point right now). Then I speed up the work on the disk. Anyway, the goal is not to get rich [with this album, NfA] but to strive for excellence, hopefully to make a masterpiece of what is considered a listening experience. If I wanted fame I would have done that kind of rhythmic work that has a pretty good commercial effect around this time.
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