January 18 Meditation (Andrew Gleeson)

January 18 Meditation (Andrew Gleeson)

January 18 Meditation (Andrew Gleeson)

I love to sing. And I don’t have a 9-5, so I spend a lot of time home alone, belting songs from musicals while I send invoices and do laundry. For me, perhaps unsurprisingly for a person who talks for a living, it’s a way to fill the silence. In Andrew Gleeson’s Meditation, it’s “for those who feel adrift in this endless void”.

Maybe that’s the same thing?

Today’s Meditation is one of my favourites so far, with its spacey visuals and music that made me think of Spore of all things. Coloured dots fly towards the screen, past the eight white squares that each include a letter: ASDFGHJK. Qwerty keyboards are a pain for many reasons, but at least they allow us this shorthand for" “press a key”.

Press a key, and it disappears with a musical tone, each one different. And then you hear an echo, the same speed (with a growing circle appearing with each sound) but with the notes swapped. You can play around with it a few times before the Meditation closes, but you can always play it again. Before the end of the day, at least.