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Phil Thompson

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– The Organised Chaos Timeline

1968: Phil Thompson born in Bridgend, South Wales, UK.

1991: Inspired by an Atari ST fractal music program created by Chris Sansom and the numerological and metaphysical poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, PT creates a PC based fractal music generation system, and composes A Season in Hell: Requiem for Rimbaud.

1992: PT graduates from the University of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK, with a First Class Batchelor of Science Honours Degree in Computing – major subjects Artificial Intelligence and Graphics. Awarded The IBM Prize for Best Final Year Thesis and Commended Finalist of The Financial Times’ Young Business Software Programmer of the Year.

1993: PT is head-hunted and relocates to London, UK. Works as a professional programming and Web consultant for companies such as Marks & Spencer, Nynex, Reuters, Deloitte.

1997: PT’s father sends a demo tape of A Season in Hell: Requiem for Rimbaud to Ian Stewart, the UK Chaos Theory guru and author of the best-selling book Does God Play Dice? The tape finds its way to David Whitehouse, Science Editor, BBC. Interviews with PT featuring extracts from the composition is aired on BBC’s Today and Drivetime radio programmes, to unprecedented public response.

1997: Following feedback from the general public wishing to buy an album of fractal music, PT launches the first Organised Chaos web-site to keep fans informed, and re-writes his original fractal music composition system to work in Windows 95.

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  • JimFraeErskine

    Brilliant! I've been listening to Phil's stuff since the 1990's - never get tired of it. Check out his Myspace and click on the 'Chimera v2' track - it's excellent!

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • HathorSun

    Hi Phil, just to let you know that I'm promoting your music in an article on My Profile about Vedic maths, mantras, primordial vibrations and fractals. You're welcome to comment on it....

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • goldenteam

    Hi Phil! Where can i get a version of gingerbreadm can´t find it in the web, please help me... andy

    23 Jul 2007 Reply

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