Patrick Lee Cheatham
Patrick Lee Cheatham is a retired U.S. Air Force Captain, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, and is presently a self-employed solopreneur, as Media Artist for Talon 38 Personal Media Single Member Limited Liability Company (SM-LLC). Patrick’s personally valued and enjoyed activities are quite varied, yet nearly all coalesce in some manner, and at some time phases, with heavy desktop personal internet client computer usage, and with continual self-invested sense of eventual delivery of authored media to others for their enjoyment, empowerment, or valued utility, whether by personal social media posting, or by delivering media in commercial trade capacity. Patrick remains responsible to his officer oath of office, as do all retirees. He possesses the U.S. Air Force Research and Development badge, and the U.S Air Force Pilot badge, from service as an airframe-propulsion integration engineer, and as an F-15E evaluator pilot.
Autumn Flaw Music Project Musician Biography
Autumn Flaw is a one-man ambient techno music project by Patrick Cheatham. Autumn Flaw music fits New Age Instrumental Electronica ethereal styles, but with more intensity such as in Techno or EDM music, and with more demanding song evolution. Mixing typically incongruent musical moods is common in Autumn Flaw music. Bright and light melodies alternate or blend with dark passages, exploring new musical moods. Percussion intensity, and sudden edges to starts and stops of sound fragments, bring late twentieth century synthesizer Ambient, Techno, New Age, and Chill styles into combination with a stormier hardcore sound and pace. Autumn Flaw is named in honor of a natural philosophy appreciative of imperfection. Flaws from absolutely impossible perfection abound and lend character to everything. Our flaws and the flaws in life are that of which we are made and are the heart of our warm and flexible humanity. Nature’s deviation from idealized cloned perfection provides uniqueness, freedom, and beauty to all. Often looked over yielding, fluidity, and slip are imbued in the actual sciences and in our beautiful human imperfection. Patrick adopts an experimental approach to making music, with the idea of allowing the music to somewhat compose itself. He invests in unexpected or accidental occurrences of synergy between software instrument parts that show fair to strong potential. This is all accomplished via computer software. Foundations of songs are grown this way, after flexibly and unconcernedly composing synthesizer software instrument note pattern fragments, reorienting them often. Patrick also chooses to only refine into solid final music those interesting sound qualities he happens upon, rather become self-stymied by reaching for special traits, an arranging approach to which he cannot rise. The artistic goal is for each song to finalize as merely congruent and whole, being steadfast in not growing progressively more unsatisfying upon repeated listens over weeks and years. Listeners are treated to variety, surprise, and sudden maneuver in music. Autumn Flaw music presents listeners with frequent changes to the evolving listening experience, with no song part dwelling long without relief much past 10 seconds. This style is designed for listeners who might be enduring hardships. Sweeping airy backdrops, swift driving synthesizers, drum sampler percussion pattern scattering, and variations of short time delays deliver an uplifting rush, unoppressive temporally — a matter of time duration — considering that pause and stop options for the listener are at the ready, while listening. Patrick has a very open public policy concerning bipolar brain illness in his background About, to combat away stigma by personal example. Patrick is a retired and disabled U.S. Air Force Captain and is a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering.