Hello World! I am Oriol Nieto (aka Uri Nieto), a Computer Scientist, Music Technologist and almost a Musician born in Barcelona in 1983.
I was the singer, guitarist and violinist of Sargon for 10 years, and I am the creator of the SCREAMINATOR, the Growl Hero, and the Ultimate Screaming Lessons. I am also the director of Jarl’em All Studios, in Harlem, New York. This just means that I have a mini home studio and that I like to give fancy names to random things. Like calling this website Barnacles and Turtles.
Currently I am a PhD Candidate in Music Technology at the New York University. My interests focus on Music Information Retrieval, Music Cognition, and Human Computer Interaction for Musical Interfaces. I am the teacher assistant of the C Programming Course for Music Technologists. I also worked alongside with Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater and Kevin Chartier developing some cool Music Apps for the iOS Platform. I helped them with the MorphWiz and the SketchWiz, really cool apps you can find on the AppStore. I also develop iOS apps myself.
This blog is about technology, music, traveling, books, politics, geek stuff, and some other unuseful things that give meaning to my life.
For more info about me, please refer to my formal CV.