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

Note: this text points to the underlying current where this music project dwells upon. The aim is to facilitate the audience with an experience of inner stillness or silence caused by the newly created 12-based musical tuning.

Advaita as 'The Road to Silence'

By Nicky Verbeek

All that a guru can tell you is: ‘My dear Sir, you are quite mistaken about yourself. You are not the person you take yourself to be.’
— Nisargadatta Maharaj

Advaita actually has not any provided road, it is in fact the road as well as the final destination. This authentic and living silence is only recognized directly, although people can experience it as a long and continuous search. Advaita is the ‘awakening in being’ that happens spontaneously when the division collapses between the see-er and that what is seen, the observer and the observed. It arises when the one who beholds totally integrates with that what is being beheld, or to put it different, when you become one, or fall together with the situation you’re confronted with. Total synchronicity with here and now. And that is at the same time absolute freedom. Without any division between you and ‘everything else’ you are totally free, there’s nothing in between you and life, you’re guided by no one, you are totally present. There is simply put nothing else than Now. You are here, without any tendency of denial or avoidance from it or the wish to change anything about it. Completely without resistance, in total surrender, in which you naturally flow with what is presented to you. Life itself. That is Advaita, the living experience of consciousness.

Welcome in Advaita. The final destination. The silence itself.

You’re – still – on a journey to silence when you experience a deep inner desire to learn to know yourself, to find yourself and to become in unity with your environment, with the other, with life. You want to search and research. But how? What can you do? How do you get into Advaita? How do you get back into the silence, to that what you actually are?

Non-Duality doesn’t arise by something we do, and it is therefore not something we can achieve, simply because it’s already there. It’s the position from which you left and it’s at the same time the position where you long for to return. Home.
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Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds.
— Bob Marley

“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...