The old site was taken offline two days ago. I changed hosting company. I tried to run a somewhat obscure CMS (don’t ask), gave up, installed WordPress 30 minutes ago, and here we are… A new site, no design or theme yet and no contents, but that will all be added in due time. Just be patient, dear visitor.
This first post ought to be dedicated to (well, actually my wife, but that’s too obvious, so excuse me if I opt for a different take on reality) Len Sasso, fellow math-head, composer and audio-geek extraordinaire. We were having an email-chat (for the first time in years actually) and I remarked that I’m the kind of person who records a piece of music, almost finishes it, and then leaves it like that for years, never publishing it. My own analysis was that it’s probably a matter of fear for commitment, or fear for criticism. Coupled with that is my tendency to play around indefinitely with gear and software, postponing the scary moment of actual creation.
Len then wrote something back:
You’re not alone in being torn between doing music and playing with the tools. I remember a video by Robert Henke (Monolake) when Ableton released Max for Live (he was instrumental in making that happen) in which he said (as best I remember) that he used to spend hours and days building these enormous Max patches and then using them once, if that, but that now he builds little utilities when he needs them and gets back to the music as soon as possible.
And somehow this innocent remark got under my skin and made me realise that something should be done, period. As things go, it all led to the destruction of the old Omega Art site, a switch to a better hosting service and now the start of a new website.
And for the cynical amongst you: yes, I still haven’t published a piece of music. But at least the start of an outlet is there. All will come, in due time. Have faith and have patience.