The OO-Ray

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

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Undeveloped Film

on December 17, 2020

Among other things, I am an avid photographer. I used to do a lot of black and white photography. I loved processing and printing my photos in the darkroom. One of the worst times in terms of my creativity happened because I lost access to a darkroom. I was shooting a lot of film, but then never developed it. This undeveloped film started weighing on me heavily, and not seeing it finished took a toll on my creativity.

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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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