His aura has remained from Hartmut Neven’s first life. This demonstrative relaxation with which he sits on the terrace of his house in Malibu, in a cardigan with wide sleeves, denim collar and rainbow-colored stripes. As if he could pull out the guitar at any time and start a song, like back then, in Bochum in the nineties. At the beginning of his academic career, the computer scientist and music enthusiast researched how rhythm and melody change people’s facial expressions and movements. He was working on an algorithm that would automatically adjust melodies to better harmonize music and dancers. He wanted to collect data for this at the Love Parade in Berlin. The project failed because at the last minute the promised computer no longer wanted to be loaned out. The project does not fit the image of the company.