Pitch Night Detroit Winner (2018) I am a composer, artist and curator. I'm aiming to create non-directional works with a sense of timelessness. Without the need to be somewhere, the works are free. They are allowed to be themselves, allowed to be anywhere and nowhere. My process for creation fits within a very small window of time. Beyond this time-frame, the likelihood of finishing the work in the spirit of its original essence is gone forever. I call this process naturalism. It helps me produce works with an insight into something about the way things are at that moment. My works almost have no ending and no beginning. They are part of a loop, just like myself. Everything I create is part of a continuous process. And any idea I have, any work I present, is just a small part of a larger work. And so each individual work also functions as a departure point toward some other idea. From there I continue these artistic thoughts until I cannot. I compose sound works because I want to create interesting sound-worlds that confront silence, and create visual spaces in which to present them. These ideas are like objects that I transform into something completely new, or into familiar objects that are being described in a different way. How listeners and observers experience my works is up to them, of course. In time, the works hopefully become clearer. Troy Ramos (b. 1975) BC, Michigan BA: Western Michigan University ('04) Music & German MA: University of York in England ('08) Music Composition
Troy's ArtPrize Entries
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Troy's Past Work
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