Not fiction, but not me either. In another life, given lots of forethought and a little funding (actually in my day a LOT of funding), I could have enjoyed being that engineer. OTOH much of his work is dull stuff like adding sound-effects to readings for audiobooks. It’s not all rock&roll (but what is? Rock&roll is mostly travelling).
The famous(?) jazz version of the tune, “without which…”, is by John Coltrane (who was famous). I think this one is better.