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Chronotope Project commented on Igneous Flame's blog post Do these music software companies actually want us to make music ?
"Pete, I appreciate your frustration about the "arms race" of electronic music gear. These are not instruments that will ever reach perfection or completion, like my cello, which was crafted on a design that is centuries-old and reliably…"
Tuesday
Chad Kettering commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"I said that? Awesome. I'll take the credit. Music first, then theory."
Sep 6
Steve Brand commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Chad, a friend once told me (you), "Before there was composition, there was music." Never forgotten that."
Sep 6
Chad Kettering commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Steve, Awesome! Rip! Rip! I don't hear enough ripping!"
Sep 5
Seren Ffordd commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Funnily enough I consider sleeping to music as active listening.... I think my rant is not about individual listening habits - but how those listening habits are hijacked or defined by commerce in a way that reflects their own ends. I may consume…"
Sep 5
g.a.b. commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Seren Ffordd"I hate the term 'consuming music'...I listen to music, which involves active and conscious engagement, not something I treat like fast food.....which is my particular rant.....not the fast food - the attitude we consume…"
Sep 4
Seren Ffordd commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"I tend to use the term long form when clarifying when an album is divided into tracks or the same release in one 'track' for those MP3 players that leave annoying gaps between tracks that don't appear on a CD - I suppose it could…"
Sep 4
Aairria commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Longform is not only drone music. Long duration music can be composed with structure details specific to it. That is why some choose to use this term. While others do it because reasons."
Sep 4
John K-N commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Steve - thank you for posting that - such a powerful and amazing scene I'd forgotten about.  "
Sep 4
Steve Brand commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"A friend sent this link to me regarding this discussion. I had completely forgotten about this scene in Dead Poet's Society... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpeLSMKNFO4"
Sep 4
Igneous Flame commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"No need to apologise Jeffrey, If you feel strongly about it fair enough. I don't find it condescending at all - but I'm not easily offended :)"
Sep 3
g.a.b. commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"The artist I am most familiar wit, re: long-form music, is Steve Roach (mostly because when making mixes - a 17 minute track amongst several 7-8-9 minute tracks just doesn't fit - so I lop it off in Audacity, tailor the ends & segue it.…"
Sep 3
John K-N commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"I don't know... I think Long Form is a form. It's a long form work... Granted if it's a drone... it might be easily described as:    a Where a normal pop piece might be:       ababcabcc  or something…"
Sep 3
Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"I wish to apologize to Steve and anyone else who finds my point of view too harsh, or condescending. My intent is to raise the level of discourse about a type of music I sincerely love."
Sep 3
Steve Brand commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"Sorry, Jeffrey. IMO, What you've written here seems a bit condescending and a bit too concerned with things outside one's own control. Just my opinion. I personally have no desire to presume that I have responsibility for the language use…"
Sep 3
Chronotope Project commented on Chronotope Project's blog post Rant: let's ditch the term "long form"
"OK, Steve, here's my proper rant: This is connected to a larger issue of how we describe music. The language we choose is important. I recall an ambient music reviewer using the word "tonality" when what was meant was clearly timbre…"
Sep 3

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Tell us about yourself!
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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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…

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"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).…

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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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Interview with Peter James on Mastering

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 12:45pm 9 Comments

Jeffrey Ericson Allen (Chronotope Project): I'm talking with Peter James, British ambient music producer and mastering engineer. We spoke once at some length about his music, and today we're discussing the art of mastering, especially as it pertains to ambient music. At the outset, I want to…

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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…

Ps

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

matt

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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