Sounds of Silence

A European Harmonising Play

"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

Amazing composition by Jeroen van Veen

Note:
The 9-based tuning pianoconcerts
are organised by "Divine 9 Music" since end of January 2015.
Sounds of Silence now works with the new 12-based Krystal tuning.

"We can emphasize the quality of tone and silence. We can be attentive to the space within and between the notes we produce as musicians. (...) The temptation is to speed up the tempo, improvise in the open spaces, or cut the note short in anticipation of the next note. As musicians, rather than dazzle the listener with our brilliance and baffle them with our BS, we can bring the listener into the open spaces of music and the beauty of tone, this is where one finds the healing, healthy gestures." Read the full article 'Music and your Health'.

A recording at the Beauforthuis. A Fazioli 228 tuned in the 9-based tuning called 'Divine 9'.

Jeroen van Veen brings the listener into the open spaces of music and the beauty of tone.

Jeroen van Veen

Masterpianist / composer Jeroen van Veen plays his magnificent Minimal Prelude 48 on the specially D9 tuned Fazioli 228. Recorded at the Beauforthuis on 7 december 2014 during the composerday. He reseached the possibilities of the new tuning by playing his own compositions like MP 48 and existing work from Chopin, Einaudi, Glass, Ten Holt and Pärt.

Performance - part I and II - by Van Veen on Saturday 27 december 2014 in 'Het Beauforthuis'.

Juan Pablo & Rood Adeo

The first "D9" performance by Juan Pablo Dobal on 26 december 2014. He didn't play the 9-based tuning (A=427Hz) before and wanted to perform without rehearsal. In this video he plays Adios Noniño by Astor Piazzolla. Halfway he suddenly stops and says in Dutch: "Sometimes this grand piano sounds so crazy, that is magic."

 Rood Adeo

Rood Adeo

"Na het concert heb ik nog uitgebreid kennis kunnen maken met de D9 stemming; ontspannend en op een of andere manier logischer... Dikwijls heeft mijn linkeroor last van hogere D-F# intervallen, op de D9 Fazioli in het geheel niet, een verademing. Er gaat een enorme rust vanuit, en een vanzelfsprekendheid, echt fantastisch!!" - Rood Adeo.

“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...