1999, Atharva Dhekne alias tacitonic.
Classical pianist making music at home.
Equipped with an old keyboard (and pizzazz).
Atharva Dhekne “tacitonic”, is currently pursuing his graduate studies in Music Technology from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University (NYU). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune. Born in 1999, Atharva has been playing and learning classical piano since the age of 5. His research interests include interactive audio, sound design, film and television music/sound, game audio, user interface design, product design, web development, and open source software.
A research and development professional with experience in music technology, open source, design, and UI/UX development, Atharva has worked on projects spanning the globe and impacting millions. Notably, he has done research and worked on projects with WordPress, Google, the Apache Software Foundation, Muellners Foundation, and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI; Ministry of Industries, Government of India).
Apart from academics, Atharva’s passion is undoubtedly for his extracurriculars and volunteering. Being a true proponent of holistic development, he has given immense prominence to community building. Particularly, he has led multiple teams in organizing three TEDx events, the treasury in his college’s departmental student organization, and the editorial team for Google’s Developer Student Clubs.
Atharva has also collaborated with a distinctive ensemble of distinguished artists including Greg Ellis (Billy Idol, Mickey Hart, Ust. Zakir Hussain), Taufiq Qureshi (Ust. Allarakha, Ust. Zakir Hussain), and many more. He appreciates a diverse scope of musical genres and is influenced by an extensive gamut of creative and musical artists. See his Favorites playlist for particulars.
Chat with Atharva about gaming, typography, geo-politics, languages, or the Oxford comma, and you’ll get his absolute attention. Atharva wishes to pursue his passion for music as his profession. One more thing he wishes, is to not write this bio in third person.
You can view his Curriculum Vitae (CV) here.