I-Roc-Aye is the creation of a programmer who designed him to be an artificially intelligent hologram.  During a public demonstration, a freak accident caused the hologram to become sentient and physically tangible.

In fear of I-Roc-Aye's unique form of life being destroyed or falling into the wrong hands, the programmer set him free.     I-Roc-Aye began to explore the world on his own, and since he was a living computer he was fascinated by the various stimuli from the world.  Encountering many people, places and things, he found the sound of music to be most fascinating.