Who is Ramp? Well, in one sense, Ramp is the musical pseudonym of Irfon-Kim Ahmad (better known as “If”), a sporadic electronic composer working out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada since some time around 1990, give or take. In addition to publishing through this blog and other online sources, Ramp has done commissioned work, or had existing work commissioned, for use in television, podcasts, art installations, for the fashion runway, and on the live theatre stage.
Ramp grew out of a collective of people of the same and other name(s), and I am indebted to all of those friends who helped get this unit get off the ground, including but not limited to James Drage, Gustave Morin, and Devin Wickens.
As for me, I’m a surprisingly ordinary hodge-podge of things — a shy introvert (which isn’t always redundant), a trans woman, an avid gamer, someone who likes to try his hand at everything (albeit poorly), and a lover of diverse media. I’ve recently started streaming (video games, not music) as well, over on Twitch.
My output has varied considerably over time for what I now recognize as mental health reasons. This has also caused me to periodically erase much of my history. As such, this site is not always the best historical record, excepting the audio files, which I strive to maintain. As of the time of this writings, the latest composition posted is nearly four years old. I wish I could tell you that I’d been crafting for the past four years in secret, but that hasn’t been the case. All I can promise is that I hope to return, and I hope that it’s sooner rather than later.
I strongly appreciate your visiting my humble website, and I hope that we’ll share some time again soon!