YAV Team

YAV Team

Here is some information about the YAV team and some of the graphics you see around my pages. Click here to send me feedback (Christopher@yav.com).

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Production Team Members

In 1998 Anton Pieter van Grootel returned to YAV to work on the Adaptive Music Project. Brentano Haleen assisted with the graphics. Ed Douwes joined YAV as an intern for the summer and fall. Other projects of 1998 included the release of YAV's RAD Tools and ScriptTease.

In early 1997 Christopher Yavelow and Anton Pieter van Grootel developed and released Spike, however, the bulk of the year was spent developing and refining "The Music is the Message," an interactive film-scoring exhibit installed at the "newMetropolis Center for Science and Technology" which opened in June in Amsterdam. Once again, Brentano Haleen produced the graphics. Ingrid Joustra provided additional graphics.

Throughout 1996 and into 1997 we worked mainly on the LEGO CD-ROM. Christopher Yavelow and Anton Pieter van Grootel did most of the programming and human factors and were assisted in the graphics post-processing by Brentano Haleen while Arno Lubrun worked on the cross-platform implementation and Monique handled the office adminstration. A few of the interns got in on the early stages as well.

Three interns who worked at YAV from July through November 1995 contributed to some of the more recent graphic material including images found in the Virtual Recycling Center and Computer Music and Digital Audio Series areas as well as some of the animations that are gradually finding there way to this URL. From the Netherlands: Jolanda Mulder and Koen Zijm (both of whom worked at YAV bit in 1996 too) and Leontine Seuren (all three of whom executed button graphics and icons that eventually ended up on "The Music is the Message" as well -- see above). For the first half of 1994, Austrian interns Cornelia Kaufmann and Susanne Hefel worked at YAV as well.

In early 1994 Mark Hagers (Netherlands) took over the intensive graphic responsibities for the Music & Sound Bible CD-ROM after Bernard LaVie had to return to Canada. Subsequently Mark moved on to Mediaeval. If you've seen the demo on the Dutch Macworld CD-ROM, you've already seen some of his work on the Networking background (you can also see a miniature version of it here).

Also in early 1994, Bråm Åångstrom (of K.R.E.V.) who, until late 1997, many of you may have known around XS4ALL as the MacHelp person, along with his then significant other, Jacqueline Botman (Netherlands) were the research assistants for Music & Sound Bible project and maintained the Music & Sound Bible PowerTools Database. Someday we hope find a way to put the database (which indexes 7 publications for 10 years of music, MIDI, digital audio, and multimedia articles) on-line in the future.

Of course we can't forget the two dedicated people who were Christopher's assistants prior to the relocation: Debby Wagner and Jill Meschke.

The Mini-Icons

These are really a from a font designed by Christopher Yavelow and Bernard LaVie for the Book/CD-ROM version of the second edition of Christopher Yavelow's award-winning Music & Sound Bible. The font is used in two ways. First, various characters are embedded in the text as hot-links to related material, Second, certain characters indicate pop-up menus on the main interface. Some of you may have noticed this in the demon version of the CD-ROM portion of the Music & Sound Bible that appears on the Dutch Macworld double CD-ROM (Macworld LezerDisc) that appeared in the late summer of 1994.

The mini-icons (font characters) pictured above have the following meanings: Guide, Reference, Glossary, Search, QuickReference, FontReference, Database, Utility, Text, Table, Chart, FlowChart, WiringDiagram, Picture, Movie, Interview/Panel, Tutorial, DemoApp, Notation, Audio, and MIDI.

The "PentIcons"

These are really the faces of the dodecahedron that is used as a navigational aid throughout the CD-ROM version of the second edition of Christopher Yavelow's Music & Sound Bible. They were designed on paper by Christopher Yavelow and realized as data by interns working on the project: Cornelia Kaufmann and Susanne Hefel (both from Austria) with considerable help from production assistant Bernard LaVie. As explained in the demo version on the Dutch Macworld CD-ROM (mentioned above), these pentIcons represent the following computer music endeavors: Setup/Networking, SoundDesign, Composition, Notation, Performance, DigitalAudio, Film & Video, Multimedia, Education, Research, Programming, and "Power-Using". And they roughly correspond to twelve sections of the Music & Sound Bible (note that three of these sections were cut from the first edition by the original publisher: IDG Books). Logically arranged around the color wheel, they also represent the linear aspect to computer-music - one must set up one's gear before designing sound before composing, notating, and performing, which all come before digital recording, and so forth. However, the non-linear aspect of computer music endeavor is emboddied in their dodecahedronal expression (see below).

The Navigable Dodecahedron

The primary navigation aid/tool for the CD-ROM version of the second edition of Christopher Yavelow's Music & Sound Bible is this dodecahedron made up of the "pentIcons" described above. This started out as a navigable QuickTime movie but as of Fall, 1994, we are holding out for QuickTime VR as a control mechanism. The models and grayscale renders were made by production assistant Bernard LaVie and the color renders and movies were made by Brentano Haleen (Santa Fe, New Mexico).

Graphics, text, sounds, etc. Copyright © Christopher Yavelow 1994 - 1998