Sounds of Silence

A European Harmonising Project

"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." - William Shakespeare

What can silence tell us about ourselves? Has the sound frequency of music anything to do with the reality we face? What does it take to become fully harmonized with the citizens of our continents? The new harmonic pianotuning presented by Sounds of Silence, is based on the recently created 12-based 'Krystal' tuning. Experience the amazing sounds brought to you by professional musicians deliberately using two classic Erard grand pianos from around 1870.

Welcome to Sounds of Silence

The entrainment of brainwaves

We are acquainted with the Mozart effect, the Tomatis effect and the results of music therapy, biofeedback (e.g. heart rate variability, skin resistance, breathing, etc.) and neuro-feedback (brainwaves). All these methods use sound to influence our consciousness and/or bodily signals that all have the shape of waves.

An important aspect are the brainwaves. These are originally divided into several categories:

1. Beta waves (13 to 39 Hz): our attention is directed towards the outside world
2. Alpha waves (8 to 12 Hz): a combination of inner (imagination) and outer stimuli
3. Theta waves (4 to 7 Hz): eyes closed, inner focus
4. Delta waves (0.5 to 4 Hz): asleep, unaware of the physical world

Modern research lead to the discovery of additional types of brain waves.

5. Gamma waves (>40 Hz): harmonizing, synthesizing frequency

The Center for Neuro-acoustic Research

The musician and neuro-acoustic researcher Jeffrey Thompson of the Center for Neuro-acoustic Research in California also adds:

6. Epsilon waves (<0,5 Hz): very deep meditation, for example yogis

7. Hyper Gamma waves (>100 Hz) and

8. Lambda waves (>200 Hz): extra-ordinary states of consciousness, as we find in deep meditation, deep insight, original creative solutions and inspiration.

Krystal Music

It is the first time that brainwaves are described as a musical spectrum with different octaves. The Krystal tuning is based on these principles. The musical frequencies are aligned with the brainwave spectrum. Natural entrainment and tuning of brainwaves with 'Krystal sounds' is another approach to ease the brain from external dissonant incentives.

“Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”  – Bashar.  Read more...