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hello! my name is a cheney, though you can also call me aden or autumn! i am twenty years old, i live in durant, oklahoma, in the united states, and i go by any and all pronouns. i am a full-fledged electronic musician, mathematics student, fractal photographer, graphic designer, and programmer. i am also an avid user of gnu/linux and foss! my other hobbies include driving and taking walks in my rural residence
ever since i was a kid, i have loved everything futuristic and cutting-edge, and electronic music has always been part of that for me. there’s just something about the sounds of circuitry and binary code that really appeals to me. additionally, i have always been obsessed with the world of numbers and abstract objects; i simply feel there is something beautiful about them
i have been listening to music pretty much ever since i was born. up until i was about 14, i listened exclusively to edm, especially from the edm scene on newgrounds, and here my musical aspirations began to take shape. however, in 2018, i began to diversify my musical interests, and i really immersed myself in the avant-garde during 2019. i began listening to music from the intelligent dance music scene, as well as the noise and industrial genres. 2018 was also the time i got into cacola, who is my favorite artist and probably the biggest influence on my music and aesthetics
around this time, i also discovered how much i love mathematics after stumbling upon the world of fractals. their sheer beauty and order have always hypnotized me. after digging into what makes them work, i decided that this is what i wanted to do as a career. i have always been a good mathematics student, but now i immersed myself in the subject. i am now studying mathematics at university
i began using gnu/linux in late 2018; i had always used windows up until that point, but i was annoyed by its obtuseness and wanted something that was sleeker and more configurable. ubuntu was my first distro, and using it was a great learning experience, but i later moved on to parabola and then debian; i am currently on pop!_os and i love it. i also came to learn about the great aspects of free and open-source software, including its security and freedom, and i embraced it. now, i use almost exclusively foss daily
i began making music using lmms in march of 2019 and made some crappy songs, and kept using that until july that year, when i experimented with renoise and made a decent-ish song with it
but, in august of 2019, i discovered alexander zolotov’s program sunvox. i don’t remember exactly how, but i believe it was after trying to find something that worked well on linux and was a tracker. i downloaded it on my computer and phone, and i loved it! the combination of a tracker sequencer and modular synthesis really clicked for me. plus, the synthesis aspect of it was a great learning tool for me. i quickly made some music with it, and eventually started making synths/effects (modules) for it. now, i believe i have made over 100 modules for the program, and i’m still making more! i know i wouldn’t be the musician i am now without it, and i am thankful for alex’s hard work
nowadays, i made music exclusively using sunvox, with occasional use of ardour for metering. i also use pixilang for audio visuals. for graphics, i use mandelbulber2 for rendering fractals, inkscape for vector graphics, and gimp for general image editing. all this is running on a system76 gazelle running pop!_os. i additonally own an alesis keytar (which i plan to eventually use on stage) and other midi keyboards
now that i’m in university, i don’t have as much time as i used to to devote myself to creative endeavors, but i still work on music and art almost daily. i always have a project to work on in the back of my mind, and i am steadily making progress with them
i started this website because everything i made has been spread out over multiple websites and i wanted a place that would serve as a hub for everything i’ve made. i also wanted a place where i could post updates and talk about various subjects without clogging up other people’s sites. it took me a while to actually make that happen, but it’s here now, and i’m proud of it!
the websites i use the most are newgrounds, soundcloud, bandcamp, youtube, mastodon, and the warmplace.ru forum. if you decide to reach to me through them, i’ll definitely see it if i’m able to check them.
i’m always open to any messages from you, and i’ll try to get back to you asap!