Koen Tanghe

KoenAn engineer in computer sciences by education, Koen first experienced the energy and creative drive of a (then) startup while working for Enfocus (now an Esko company). The combination of music and technology being his main interest however, he decided to pursue his passion at Ghent University (IPEM / DSSP) where he worked for several years as a senior R&D engineer in the fields of computational music analysis and interactive multimedia. He received funding from IWT (now VLAIO) to work on a post-doc level project on applications of percussion-related music analysis, and founded SampleSumo at the end of 2007. Koen followed the management programmes "Technology Transfer" and "Innovation Management for SMEs" at Vlerick Business School and is an early member of the VOKA networking organization BRYO. He was also one of the developers of Smartelectronix and was an advisor for Wikifonia and (early) MuseScore.

  • function: founder & owner, senior R&D engineer, managing director Koen on LinkedIn
  • musical skills: bass guitar, e-drums, guitar, electronic music (all amateur level ;-) )
  • musical taste: Andrea Parker, 50 Foot Combo, Photek, Corrupt Souls, Jane's Addiction, John B, Róisín Murphy, Sonic Youth, Wim Mertens, Two Lone Swordsmen, Joy Division, Lisa Gerrard, Loscil, M83, Swans, Moloko, Trentemöller, Khruangbin, Einstürzende Neubauten, The God Machine, Ministry, Gui Boratto, US3, Rob Hubbard, Fever Ray, Nine Inch Nails, Younger Brother, David Bazan, Black Sun Empire, Gesaffelstein, Bandcamp profile...

Former team members

Bram de Jong, Michael Stein