My name is Thor.
I’m a third-generation computer programmer, a first-generation DJ, and a second generation Canadian. I am from Victoria, and live in New York City, where I work for Spotify, working on the future of music. Past affiliations of that sort include drip.fm, the McGill music technology program, The Echo Nest, and the University of Victoria.
A friend of mine once said that I “combine interesting things in unique ways”. With the caveat that most of those things involve music and computers (and sometimes photos, videos, and video games), I can’t think of a better way to describe myself.
My halcyon days as a DJ were 2004-2009 or so: I released music on Kompakt, Fade, and Primal, played a ton of shows, and ran a label called Tide Pool that got love from people like James Holden and Chloe Harris. I still DJ and make music, but no longer with the goal of conquering the electronic music world. I also have a secret life as a composer of ‘art music’: four string quartets, two pieces for orchestra, and so on.
I like cats and the future.