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

Experience the Canto in Krystal Tuning

Sandra & Jeroen van Veen playing the Canto Ostinato ('76) by Simeon ten Holt (1923 - 2012) on two Erard grand pianos in the new Krystal tuning, divided over 196 keys.

One piano is tuned in A-432Hz, the other in A-434,92Hz, together creating a yin/yang of 'krystal sounds'. Experiments to integrate both on one piano have also been made. Just to confirm, this is not equal temperament, our current musical tuning.

Try around 32min30sec or around 36min20sec and hear the ringing sounds. For more information, enter the introduction page.

“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...