OK, so I have worked a couple of afternoons on the ring design. It is not going even close to what I expected. (Oddly enough, I have not listened to the cd while working on the ring - not sure why.) There is a strong discordant effect so far, it does not seem to belong to itself. The project was developed in a hypnagogic (un)reality - it is the coalesced substance of dreams. I am trying to avoid the impulse to 'wake it up', shifting it into an aesthetic conscientiousness.
I might be getting this one right.