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I've just recorded what may be the most beautiful thing to have come out of my fingers and equipment, which I've called Thing 002. It's on my main page and at Soundcloud. It feels to me like it came directly from my sadness with little interference from my mind. I'm still too close to it to be objective - if I everamobjective - but I think it stands up OK. It's a little incoherent like my sadness, but after several listens it still stands up for me. I hope you like it.
btw, I've decided to start calling my stuff "Thing_xxx" where xxx is a number between 1 and 999 with leading zeroes. That gives a long way to go before I have to come up with a new naming convention. The "Thing" part is the result of trying several other naming conventions that didn't feel right to me. "Opus" has too many snooty connotations. "Etude" felt right for a while, but what I do can't really be called studies, so that doesn't fit. "Thing" is not only unpretentious to me, but the only connotation it evokes for me is Dr. Suess, and I don't think anyone would have any snooty connotations from that, in fact, quite the opposite. I think that even if you have certain associations or things you would like to evoke in mind, it is much better to let the Listener make their own associations and allow whatever is to be evoked happen (or not) for the Listener.
Oh, and forget what I said about sadness above. ;-)