Stefan Evert, february 19 2001

Like everybody else, I had just taken it for granted that Werner would always be there. To me, he has been the embodiment of free music on the internet, and I can hardly imagine the mutex mailing list or his music archives to exist without him.

I have not done enough serious music typesetting to have regular correspondence with Werner, but I will never forget his patient helpfulness with all beginners' questions, his ever present sense of humour, and his willingness, despite the enormous amount of work he put into his music archives, to discuss anything from violin playing technique to computer jokes.

I, too, will miss him sadly.

May he rest in peace.


2001-04-26, Christian Mondrup, Werner Icking Music Archive