Time Is Art – WāKEN Musical Debut

Avant Muse & new musical artist WāKEN, is excited to announce the film score debut for Time Is Art: Synchronicity & the Collective Dream. The film explores the nature of reality as a creative journey based on a new sense of time, art. Graham Hancock, Daniel Pinchbeck and a host of other amazing minds and artists discuss a possible future based on a non-linear reality. For more on the film visit the website: www.thesyncmovie.com. Scroll down and check out the trailer and music from the motion picture from WāKEN.

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Time Is Art – Music From The Motion Picture by WāKEN 


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Sonic Attunement with The Path @ Babel’s Dimanche

It was 5pm on a forzen Sunday evening in NYC at the Bowery Hotel.  Outside a wet wintery mix of precipitation and wind made the city frigged and harsh.  Inside Sonic Attunement (PjOE, Malia Kulp & Jessica Caplan) and Ally Bogard of The Path provided a warm and loving container to thaw out and dive deep into the self with a mixture of sacred sound and guided meditation.  The sound journey meditation consisted of deep sub waves, binaural beats, tuning forks, singing bowls, vocals and analog synth cascades with the spoken word leading the group deep into the moment.  At the end of the guided meditation the Sonic Attunement crew created an impromptu flow of improvised music that built up the energy just rite for Atish to take get the dance floor moving.  Enjoy the recording below…

 

 

REAL EYES Rocks Iceland for The Secret Solstice Festival

Coming to Iceland for the Secret Solstice Festival was quite the adventure. The scene was 24 hours of sunlight… Seven days and no nights. Time stood still and reality blended into infinite moments along the forever days.

We would have to say that The Secret Solstice Festival was quite the success all around. Not only was it another great show from REAL EYES, it was also the freshman year for the festival and might we say, job WELL done. The music world no doubt will see many more years to come for this awesome Icelandic treat.

The event production was flawless and the festival revelers from all corners of the globe were eager for the list of topnotch international talent. REAL EYES joined the festival roster along side of Massive Attack, Disclosure, Banks, Gluteus Maximus, Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus with Rebelrave to name only a few of the 150 acts.

REAL EYES played the second largest of five sound stages to an excited and energetic audience. They brought the crowd on an hour and forty minute journey, through mostly new, unreleased improvised material and some favorite live remixed tracks. Re-IN-Joy…

A huge major thanks goes out to Fred, Krisjian & the whole Secret Solstice team, Jon, Haukur and Skapti from Hljodx (www. Hljodx.is) for an amazing sound system and support on stage, Elifer and Alex from Snark Films (www.snark.is) for the amazing cinemaphotography and of corse our team at Avant Muse.

CYMATIK Opening at IMAGINE Gallery NYC

CYMATIK had an epic opening at the IMAGINE Gallery in NYC on February 1st 2014.  The project met eager and enthusiastic attendees from all corners of interest:  Sound healers, music enthusiasts, scientists, shamans and curious revelers lined up for over 3 hours to interact and play with Frequency Lab, which is the first interactive offering of CYMATIK.

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REAL EYES Live @ Gratitude*NYC Cosmic Mirrors

REAL EYES brought this years Gratitude*NYC event, Cosmic Mirrors, to new levels with a live deep house journey that inspired house music fans to the last drop.

Sonic Atunement Live Recording from PEX Summer Festival 2013

For this year’s PEX Summer Festival PjOE was invited to lead a special sound meditation for the last evening of the festivities.  it was the perfect opportunity to share The Sonic Atunement Sound Journey Meditation experience.  Oliver Halsman Rosenberg joined in with his array of singing bowls and other sonic tools into the fold with PjOE’s specialized tuning forks, bells and electronics (Ableton Live and analog synths). Together the pair held a powerful sound space for the participants to go deep into meditation.  Post event we interviewed some of the participants about their experience, the feedback was powerful.  Enjoy the live recording of the experience, feel free to download and share.

About The Performance

The set up was a blended weaving of analog and digital improvisation. Collectively the project implemented 14 singing bowls, 3 sets of tuning forks, bells, chimes, jaw harp, Access TI Polar keyboard, Ableton Live, Omnisphere, iPad touch screen controllers, Bossa Bass module, AKAI MPC40, Apollo UAD Quad Core, a MacBook Pro, PjOE & Oliver’s vocal stylings and some other odds and ends.

All of the tonal instruments (synthesizers, software plugins, etc.) are tuned to 432hz, which is thought to be more in tune with cosmic resonance.

Download and enjoy, any time you want to go deep, relax or travel through sound.

Big thanks to the PEX folks for providing us an amazing space to explore…

STELLA at The WAN*DER*LUST Gallery

STELLA is an interactive sculpture that tells a tale of a memory captured from a time before. The memory of a woman met along a journey in a far off place at a far off time. As a participant interacts with each of the drawers they discover long forgotten items and a unique audio journey that is triggered upon opening. Each drawer delivers a different layer of the story along with different artifacts leaving behind traces of who Stella was…  Open each draw one at a time or mix the matrix of memories and soundscapes.

Stella comes together through the creative genius of:

Creative Direction: Jody Levy
Chest Design: Yarrow Mazzetti
Sound Design: Philip Joseph
Interactive Technology: Kent Corbell
Voice Over: Betty-Kay Kendrick

The exhibition is open at the WAN*DER*LUST Gallery from April 16 – May 26 2013 at 72 Wooster street, Soho, New York City

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REAL EYES Debuts Their Live Performance @ Elements Festival

BangOn! NYC presented New York with a real treat at a truly epic, never before used landmark location.  REAL EYES made sure to match.  Introducing the long forgotten Red Hook Grain Terminal.  The facility was built in 1922, closed in 1965 and forgotten until BangOn! brought it new life and a completely different twist on use.  Elements Festival boasted four stages, Earth, Water, Fire and Air.  REAL EYES took the water stage on an acclaimed journey from day, past the sunset and into night.  Enjoy the live recording of the duo’s debut live set, chock full of keyboards, live edits, original sounds and vocals…

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Avant Muse Casts for Lucent Dossier NYC

Philip Joseph of Avant Muse calls in the New York areas finest talent for the debut of The Lucent Dossier Experience in NYC.  After three solid days of casting at The Muse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we are excited to announce that AM cast twelve talented performers to the Lucent NYC performance roster.  It was a real pleasure to work with Dream Rockwell along with Andrew Cohen of Art House and Jody Levy of Stitch.

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A huge congratulations goes out to the selected performers:

Hannah Thiem – Musician
Seanna Sharpe – Aerial Arts
Christine Geiger – Aerial Arts
Matt Dallow – Musician
Solo Mason – Dancer
Rebekah Burke – Aerial Arts
Sarah Sadie Newett – Aerial Arts
Christopher Bousquet – Circus
Cole Della Zucca – Aerial Arts
Dan Stern – Aerial Arts
Helena Reynolds – Aerial Arts
Luisa Bastidas – Musician

 

Getting a little crazy with the fire auditions in Brooklyn…  We made our own little traffic jam on Kent Ave.

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PjOE Debuts The illumin-S Laser Harp at Gratitude*NYC 2011

On December 10th 2011 PjOE took the stage at the annual Gratitude*NYC event with a major show stopper.  At midnight PjOE began his live musical journey accompanied with Hannah Thiem on violin, riffing to his hypnotic sound waves.  As the show built in energy the audience drew in closer, they could have not known what to expect next… A surprise crescendo opened into a big reveal, the first public sharing of the illumin-S Laser Harp.  Check out the video…

TED.tv, Singular:Symmetry

Singular:Symmetry is a three-part performance that explores contrast and balance through sound, movement, and imagery. Composer and musician Philip Joseph Restine III brings the story into vibrational resonance, directing a live performance supported by violinist HAANA and visual artist Kamil Nawratil.

Major thanks goes out to Lisa & Dana for making this happen… Additional thanks to Rodrigo for visual work and Evan Miller for lighting magic.



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