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Chronotope Project commented on John K-N's blog post Ambient Religion by Al Gromer Khan
"Very interesting article, but problematic for me in that the term "ambient" is used to refer to something much more monolithic than the vast array of styles that are now loosely gathered under this banner. It might have been true, back in…"
Chronotope Project commented on John K-N's blog post Sometimes I wonder if I explain too much
"An interesting question, John. For me, art does not take place in a vacuum. Pieces may be inspired by, or connected to, any number of other threads in my life, including literature, spirituality, relationships, or nature. In fact, they may be so…"
Chronotope Project commented on Igneous Flame's blog post Headphones or speakers for ambient listening ?
"You may prefer to listen on headphones, but not all listeners do, so I would take issue with the decision to mix and master exclusively with headphones. Low bass frequency content, in particular, cannot be accurately monitored with headphones alone.…"
Nov 16
Chronotope Project commented on ZERO OHMS's blog post Asimov on creativity, from the MIT Technology Review
"I was reminded of my days as a librarian, in which it was presumed by management that the best and most creative thinking would emerge from group "brainstorming." What emerged from these groupthink sessions was usually a lot of tripe, but…"
Nov 13
Chronotope Project commented on Igneous Flame's blog post 'NYX' Hypnagogue review
"This is a fine album and a very solid piece of work, a generous mix of feeling and intellect. Congratulations, Pete!"
Nov 6
Chronotope Project commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 0451
"Bradbury's quote doesn't just refer to HIS creative process; he generalizes it to everyone, and Steve, if you re.-read your first comment, you seemed to be doing the same thing. I gave two counter-examples of undeniably creative people…"
Nov 5
Chronotope Project commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 0451
"It's worth remembering all of the effort--some of it very self-conscious and willed-- that may need to be done in advance in order to make the times of "flow" possible. A musician who improvises beautifully still needs to spend many…"
Nov 5
Andrey Griga liked Chronotope Project's blog post Review of Chronotope Project - "Chrysalis" (rM, 2012) by Bert Strolenberg (Sonic Immersion)
Nov 4
Andrey Griga liked Chronotope Project's blog post Shadowlands on repeat play
Nov 4
Chronotope Project commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 0451
"Well, who am I to argue with Ray Bradbury? But when I think about this quote, a caveat appears for me. A better saying might be "Know WHEN to think." It certainly can obstruct creativity to let the (left) brain engage too soon. But there…"
Nov 4
Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Music and Vulnerability
"At the peak of his performance career, Glenn Gould quit performing and devoted himself exclusively to the red button. He said, “I detest audiences - not in their individual components, but en masse I detest audiences. I think they're a…"
Nov 1
Chris Russell commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Music and Vulnerability
"Jeffrey, wonderful article. Great tips and advice, love the bits about the masterclass. I would have loved to attend that once in a lifetime experience.. Any tips on leaving the comfort zone of the studio and going to the stage? Someday I would…"
Nov 1
Jaja commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Music and Vulnerability
"Jeffrey, thank you for sharing your experiences as a musician and cellist. Ever when i meet an inspiring person or music, it feels like everlasting inspriation, i always try to give back something. This is the way i share experiences and this is how…"
Nov 1
Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Music and Vulnerability
"Pete, I'm glad you raised the issue about the dearth of critical response to ambient music. That's something deserving of its own post, since too much wallowing in self-congratulation can hold one back just as much as fear of failure. What…"
Nov 1
Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Music and Vulnerability
"Thanks for these positive responses. Roy and Chad, maybe one of you, or Steve would be willing to write some more about the intensive with Steve Roach; I think it would be of great interest to the community. This was clearly a stretch for you at the…"
Nov 1

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Jeffrey Ericson Allen is a composer, cellist and electronic music recording artist. He has an extensive and eclectic background in classical, new acoustic and theatrical music production. His sensuous ambient music has been featured on nationally-syndicated radio programs, including "Hearts of Space," "Echoes," "Galactic Travels", "Ultima Thule," and "Star's End." Chronotope Project represents his most recent expression as a creator of contemporary progressive ambient music.

"Chronotope" refers to the essential unity of space and time, a concept with numerous expressions in literature, physics and the arts. The music of Chronotope Project explores this time-space confluence and invites the listener on ambient journeys of deeply layered textures infused with gentle pulsing rhythms and soulful melodies.
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Music and Vulnerability

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:34am 10 Comments

Comfort, ease and joy can be cultivated through practice. To do this, we must give up excessive ambition and…


Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:03pm 19 Comments

I have repeatedly seen the term "long form" in discussions of ambient music, and I would like to lobby to delete the term entirely, since it is quite meaningless. As far as I can tell from the pieces to which I've seen it applied, "long form" just means "long." It's not a musical "form" in any sense of the word. Duration and structure are two different things. "Form" has a specific and useful meaning in musical discourse--it refers to…


"Event Horizon" on "Hearts of Space" this week

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:20am 2 Comments

Tune into Hearts of Space this week, where you'll hear the title track from my 2013 release Event Horizon (Relaxed Machinery).…


Chronotope Project releases "Dharma Rain"

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 6:39pm 2 Comments

This stunning triptych builds on the style cultivated in previous releases, layering scintillating electronic sequences, lush atmospheric pads, gently percolating percussion and long lyrical melodic lines into an integral whole. The themes of all three tracks marry seminal concepts in physics, cosmology and…


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At 12:56pm on November 7, 2013, J.M. Von Kotterhausen said…

Thanks for the add, here!

At 1:56pm on October 20, 2013, Tony Scharf said…

thanks for the add! Listened to the latest on bandcamp.  Really great stuff!

At 9:23am on May 23, 2013, eyes cast down said…

Terrific work on Chrysalis! A pleasure to listen to, full of light. Another nice feather in the rM label's hat.

At 9:12am on May 9, 2013, eyes cast down said…

Jefrey, congrats on the great review from Hypnagogue. I hope that brings more listeners your way!

At 6:39pm on May 6, 2013, Ishq said…


Haken continuum photo ! stunning instrument.....hope to get one someday.

At 6:37pm on May 6, 2013, Ishq said…

Hi jeffery and many thanks for the connection ,  i dont get here very often lately as i am offline alot hence the timelapse !

best wishes


At 12:23pm on January 23, 2013, Chris Russell said…

Nice to meet you on here Jeffrey, your studio looks cool. Really like the fingerboard those are neato.. :)

At 9:49pm on January 22, 2013, Broken Harbour said…

Hi Jeffrey!

At 3:51pm on January 22, 2013, eyes cast down said…

Welcome Jeffrey! I trust you'll find lots of simpatico company here - it's a great bunch of peoples. :)

At 12:57pm on January 22, 2013, Steve Brand said…

Hey, Jeffrey. Didn't know you were on rM.ning. Great to see you here!


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