New York, United States
About the Parallel Silence project (my current project):
This project is aimed at stimulating senses that are not normally used to interpret sound.While most art is something you can touch, smell, see and hear, this project would be based only on feeling. Simply put, the project is composed music in a register that cannot be heard, only felt.Systems of consonance and dissonance in theory still apply, but on a whole new sensory level.Humans can only hear approximately between twenty hertz to twenty-thousand hertz but have the ability to feel (and show physical and emotional reaction) much lower than twenty hertz. The songs composed for “Parallel Silence” are all written with a classical western sense of harmony, but entirely below twenty hertz and thus completely inaudible. The feeling of these frequencies speak for themselves. When a very consonant and melodic passage is played, the harmony is felt in the entire body and the listener becomes more emotionally light. When a very dissonant passage is played, the listener feels it like a shiver or a notion of something being “wrong” and feels emotionally cloudy and heavy. The compositions themselves communicate directly with the body and the emotions.
I started playing music at age seven. By the time I was thirteen I was completing my own compositions and exploring recording and sound reinforcement. I completed several recordings with a variety of groups as both performer and composer before entering the studio composition program in the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College at age seventeen studying under Jim McElwaine and Joel Thome. After releasing a full length experimental industrial record, doing sound design and/or music for film and embarking on an east coast tour with my band Choose, I graduated in 2008 and left North America for Germany setting in Berlin. I found many adventures there between spontaneous performances in tunnels with artists such as Michael Northam and Sean F. Barrett to performance art with the Glas Institut in various art spaces to participation in Radio23.org's DIY Church program with Markus Stein and recording many styles of music ranging from Sweden's Post punk band Jailhouse Fuck to traditional women's choir Bulgarian Voices Berlin. I played countless shows between different projects, Lay Back and Think of England consisting of experimental atmospheres and rhythms generated from bass, vibrator, cello, harmonica and whatever else the mouth can produce, Ugly but Helpful which are sweet and salty love songs performed only naked. Girl and guitar. Finally, Choose, experimental industrial music consisting of standard bass, guitar, drums and vocals as well as homemade instruments such as the tarot-rad, mostly bike parts, a wheel and bass pickups or die Electrischeklodecke- a microtonal toilet seat zither built in the basement of a small guitar shop in Berlin and a variety of circuit bent keyboards and effects. After having performed all over the U.S.A., Germany, France, Austria and Turkey, I've relocated back to New York settling in the Hudson Valley. We just released a brand new Choose record in Summer 2011 and a new Ugly but Helpful album recorded and produced by Danielle DePalma is on the way. Hopefully, with your help, the beginnings of the Parallel Silence Project will be underway as well.
Comments by JenKutler
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this is really beautiful!
i love the arpeggios! this sounds great dave!
i love the pan effect! this is really cool.
this is great. i have no more ichies.