About

Based in Seattle, WA, Sounds and Words is an indie software company. We use math and engineering to enable people to spend less time processing information and more time being creative. We specialize in applying data science and machine learning methodologies to real world datasets, typically in the domains of music and natural language.

In addition to our own software we offer consulting and contracting, specializing in:

  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Music Information Retrieval and automated Musicology
  • Putting ML models into production
  • Making sense of large, unorganized datasets
  • Visualizations
  • Python, Scikit-learn, pandas, PyTorch
  • AWS

Behind the curtain

My picture Sounds and Words is owned and operated by myself, Evan Radkoff. I previously worked as a full stack software engineer at Amazon.com. I have an MS in Computer Science from U Wisconsin-Madison.

In addition to the work described above, I blog about applied ML and music. My other interests include discovering music / vinyl, music production, effective altruism, and travel. I produce hip-hop and electronic under the name Pittsoul using Ableton Live, a Push 2, and a Novation Launchkey MK3.

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Music production set up