JG: Do you see people approaching the audience/performer relationship different these days?
AL: Definitely. Even the experience of a music performance hasn’t really been innovated on lately. So we really feel there is a role for us to play in exploring new ways to approach this relationship and this experience. People start with lying or sitting down, with their eyes closed. Really taking the time to come to themselves and actively listen to what is happening. We start really slow, as a break of the fast-paced lives that we all experience. Then we take them on a sonic journey. The spatial audio really works well for this, because suddenly you’re enveloped in the story that we tell. The distractions become less and because we start sitting or lying down, you are really there and present, actively listening to a sonic story. Then when the story develops, we subtly invite people to stand up and move or dance to the added beats, but by starting in the meditative or slow way and enveloping the audience the experience of listening/dancing to music and the relationship between audience and performer is completely different. We’re in it together, immersed in a story, we ourselves also don’t know exactly where it goes, it develops to wherever it needs to go.
JG: How do you see the connection between music and consciousness?
AL: Pythagoras, the ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher, said that music was the highest art, because it is the only art that is able to use building blocks from the pure numerical proportions that govern nature and the universe. You, as a human, are constructed from these proportions. That's the reason that harmonically pure music can so profoundly touch you.
The music of today is not harmonically in tune with nature and the universe anymore. This is because in the West all instruments are tuned on a principle called 'equal temperament.' In this system all tones are artificially divided in equal steps over an octave. This is artificial because it varies completely from the pure numerical proportions which govern nature and the universe.
With End of Time we want to once again return to the authentic. Our music speaks in the language of the universal essence. Our sets are made with natural harmonic frequency music, both digital and acoustic, which is matched to the planets of our solar system and the building blocks of our visible reality – the visible light color spectrum. You'll be transported through wormholes with the specific color through the seven worlds. With our accompanying live reactive visuals it will seem like the whole dance floor is traveling through these worlds, supported by the right frequencies.