So, all ambient musicians, I ask you: why do you compose ambient music?
Ambient music is my way of expressing every single passionate, artistic idea, vision, or concept. In the universe, based on certain physics theories, everything is a wave, or a vibration. This means everything around us makes some sort of sound. Our ears can only pick up a small amount of these sounds, known as frequencies, just as our eyes can only see a certain amount of color in the spectrum of light. Ambient music, to me, is an interpretation of every single sound in the universe, crafting every tear, every movement, and everything into a song. This song, based on the interpretation of the listener, can mean anything. It can mean death. It can mean life. It can mean sickness. It can mean healing. What is interesting is that is can mean anything. Since there are so many different perspectives on the world around us, there is also many perspectives on ambient music.
Ambient music allows people to travel to another world they never knew about. It lets people close their eyes and imagine, just for a bit, a different dimension. It is a dimension of sound. To some, ambient music is just a simple, boring concept based around the idea that pads are "easy" to play. However, I completely disagree. To me, ambient music is how I take people on journeys to the most inner, deepest thoughts of my mind, and push them outwards into the edges of the world to explore their subconscious. I have made people cry. I have made people laugh. I have made people angry. I have made people feel so many different things, all from ambient music. I can not do this with any other genre.
I make ambient music because I feel it is the best way for me to express my beliefs and perspectives about the world around me. I make it to represent a single kiss, a single breath, or an entire lifetime. I make it to craft my tears into something that matters. I make it to form a true masterpiece. And really, ambient music is not easy to make in the least bit. I have made about 7 songs for an album that I have worked on for two years. I spend a lot, and i mean a lot, of time putting together every detail piece by piece until I feel I have rendered the sounds of the universe into our reality.
That is what I believe. What do you believe?