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!