An Obscure Place
Welcome to the home page of Timothy Ballan. If you came here without knowing much about me, I am a writer (as well as a piano teacher and youth worker) whose creative focuses include instrumental music, philosophy, poetry, and (often plotless) short stories. This site currently hosts samples of my work in these and other areas.
So why the title "An Obscure Place"? Well, it was the original title of a story I've written that is rather representative of my penchant for following strange, absurd, and obscure paths in my creative endeavors. It is about a boy's journey into a nonsense realm, where he learns many interesting philosophical truths. (I also have written a score to accompany reading of the story!) This story, now titled "A Possible World", is included in the book "Stories and Poems from Underground" available for purchase on scribd.com.
While you're here, feel free to link to my Youtube page (which hosts many absurdist videos I've created, along with serious [and non-serious] musical performances), my Flickr page (which hosts many curious but knowingly non-professional drawings, paintings, and photos), my Soundcloud page, my Bandcamp page (where I'm selling audio tracks of my music), and my Scribd page (which houses some poetry, stories, philosophy, and written music of mine).
This site is updated often, so check back again soon if you wish. Hopefully you'll find this place to be a pleasant diversion, even just for a one-time visit.