The OO-Ray

The website for Ted Laderas, aka The OO-Ray, cellist, composer, and photographer.

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Quiescent EP for Oregon Food Bank

on March 29, 2020

Quiescent by The OO-Ray It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper release. I’ve also been feeling pretty powerless since the coronavirus is devastating so many people, not only physically but economically. I composed the Quiescent EP (a fancy word for sleeping) to help me sleep, and I hope it can help you sleep as well. The album is free to download, but donations are encouraged. I’ll donate all proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank.

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My episode of Form the Head

on March 5, 2020

I had the pleasure of talking with Jason Walker on his Form the Head podcast about music, collaboration, science, and art. Have a listen! Trigger warning: we talk about suicide in this episode.

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It's been a while

By Ted Laderas on March 4, 2020

I wish I had a good reason for not posting on this blog and staying away from the music scene. The truth is, I think I had a variety of reasons. For a while, I was busy caring for my partner and I felt like I didn’t matter musically. When Tiny Fugues came out, I had very few listeners. I went down that feedback loop of not promoting it enough, and thus feeling like no one cared to listen to it.

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Remembering Brian Young

on August 3, 2018

Last Friday I found out that Brian Young (also known as losingtoday) committed suicide. I’m pretty devastated by this. Brian was a wonderful member of the Portland ambient music community, documenting our shows with his careful eye. He was never less than kind and passionate about our music, sharing his latest musical passions on Facebook. I currently use his photos from a show as my press photos. His entry on discogs shows how much album art he contributed to the community.

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