My name is Jim Young. I'm 58 years old and live in the town of Ashland, Oregon. By day I'm a DBA and data warehouse specialist. By night and weekends, time permitting, I dabble in creating ambient/abstract music. I publish (if you can call it that) my works via my web site Ambient Alchemy
, and through the Ambient Alchemy podcast, which is accessible through iTunes, FeedBurner or directly through the RSS feed
I've been a listener and appreciator of ambient music for many years. I think my first introduction to the genre was Tangerine Dream, later the works of Jonn Serrie , Michael Stearns, Ray Lynch. These days I listen to a steady diet of Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Erik Wollo and also enjoy the more dark edgy stuff like Sky Burial. I'm a huge fan of the Space Music podcast
, TC puts on a great show. I was a regular listener to HOS and Echos, until, sadly, our local NPR station dropped those programs in favor of pretty much endless jazz.
I stumbled across this forum while looking for an online community that was centered around ambient music and its composition. It looks like I've found the right place!