Introducing the powerful Bio-Sonic music of Brian E. Paulson, the award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist
His vast knowledge of studio techniques as well as MIDI technology has allowed him to create unique sonic sculptures using digital samplers, synthesizers, and a huge collection of world instruments such as gongs, the Australian didgeridoo, Mayan flutes, African kalimbas, Native American flutes, and instruments of his own design.
Brian's ongoing research and musical projects are focused on the advancement of music as a powerful tool for the enrichment of one's mental, physical and spiritual well-being. In particular, music that affects coherency of the human energy field, which plays a very important part in the well-being of each and every one of us.
Although we are all unique and vibrating individuals with our own special needs, there are certain key frequencies which strike a resonance deep within to facilitate the alignment, healing and attunement of our minds, bodies and spirits.
How many instruments do you have now? I do an inventory about every couple of years just to see, and it's in excess of 230. We've dedicated part of our house to what I call 'the museum'.
Are most of those instruments ones you made? Not necessarily, but quite a few. I am always looking for a new sound, because then I have the ability to use it in a composition. For example, I was washing the dishes one day and I happened to tap some measuring cups on the bottom of the sink. It created a really interesting sound, so I created a measuring cup wind tree.
'You can put anything in my hands and I will try to find a way to make it squwak, burble, chortle, cackle, flap, squeak, boing, zizzle, pang, bonk, holler, yelp, coo, bang, buzz, honk, wheeze, splat, cry, croak, sigh, sing, zip, yodel, snap, crackle and pop!'
Your music is based on harmonic resonance. What does that mean? Harmonics are simply overtones. If we were to play a string on a guitar tuned to G, we hear ... a continuation of energy, a series of overtones which give that string its particular sound. If we had enough acoustic energy, then theoretically you could continue producing higher and higher octaves until it is no longer in the electromagnetic spectrum of sound, which encompasses eight octaves. Then [the sound] can be equated to such phenomena as electromagnetic energy as we call color, or light. Even higher vibrations can be considered fragrance.
What's the benefit? There have been studies that show that if you play sitar or Bach to plants, they would grow deeper root systems and flourish, but if played certain kinds of rock or metal the plants would actually lean away from the sound sources, develop short roots and die. I believe that we are now rediscovering what the ancients knew. We have so many distractions in our society that we very seldom get in touch with our true self, and I think sound and specific kinds of music can produce such lucent dream states to make that possible. We also know about the Mozart effect -- how music can improve intelligence and things like that. So we know that by creating specific intervals and specific music you can change mood.
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