My name is Patrick, I am a musician and video artist from Chicago. My CD/DVD project uses music and video to discuss love, philosophy, and meaning.
My name is Patrick, my stage name is ontologist. I am a composer, musician, and video artist living in Chicago. My music/art is an eclectic mix of many genres and styles, in some ways representing our postmodern/Internet society and in other ways existing for the sake of original, absolute music. In all of my art I attempt to show the beauty of our world/universe by means of the seemingly eclectic culture we find ourselves in.
My first album Arrow to the Sun (you can find it in iTunes or CDBaby) was largely art music, influenced by popular music. On my next album, which is currently in pre-production, I am sort of going the other way around: popular music tinged with ideas and tastes of art music. The continuity between albums centers around 'content'; as in, what my first album is about is basically what this album is about, i.e. love, philosophy, meditation, and even some quantum physics and fractal geometry.
This album I'm currently work on, titled "The Book of Lists", explores new topics as well, such as bi-bifurcation, mirror-images, dream-states, and the importance of list-making, to name a few. It will feature a large number of amazing musicians from not only the Chicagoland area but also all over the world; some contributors include Matt Nicholson (Function Ensemble/Outshine Family) in London, Chicago Q Ensemble, Ian Wadley in Australia, the University of Chicago 'Friends of the Gamelan', and Laura Patterson (Vox Novus) in NYC. All recording, mixing, editing, album art, music videos, additional artwork, duplication, distribution, and promotion will be done by me.
The Kickstart I hope you can give me will help cover mastering and duplication of this CD/DVD set. Mastering will be done at the prestigious Carl Saff studio here in Chicago, hopefully in February 2011. Duplication will take place shortly after, where my friends at Bellwether Manufacturing in Indiana will help to produce 1000 copies, which I hope to distribute everywhere, including you!
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pledged of $2,000 goal
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Sep 14, 2010 - Dec 13, 2010 (90 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Anyone who donates will be included in the CD/DVD liner notes, and will be given access to instant download of the music and video as it gets completed!
Pledge $15 or more
If you are able to donate 15 dollars, there are two rewards you will receive! First, you will be sent a copy of the new CD/DVD. This will of course include the album art, which is an integral part of the art/piece and many have claimed is as expressive as the music and video itself. Second, along with the music/video album, I will include a limited-edition work of stencil art made by me, which also correlates to the meaning imbued within the sound and image.
Pledge $25 or more
If you are able to contribute 25 dollars or more, I will include all of the above (the new CD/DVD project and the limited-edition stencil art), as well as my first CD/DVD release 'Arrow To The Sun'. Some of these works are available for view at: www.vimeo.com/ontologist , (also with important/beautiful album art!)