Tuesday, 2 March 2010

AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY (interview)

By Kerval
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency utilises various tekniques including Alpha/Theta/Beta waves, Ritual Instruments from around thee world, Elektronik Soundskapes and thee Magikal use of Voice and Language. These are Praktikal Muziks that can either be used to program/me thee listener with a Specifik Intent or to 'loosen the shackles of the soul' as Crowley put it. Thee result is a kombination of Akoustik and Elektronik textures that attempt to induce thee listener into a receptive state of konsciousness to be used as he or she sees fit. It is a Sonik Tool...

Priapus 23,In order to start with the interview,tell us about the name AKOUSTK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,and its in deep relationship between ATF and your magickal paths ? And give us more details behinds the mastermind behinds AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY?
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency basikally represents thee ‘building bloks of sound’:
Akoustik represents both thee Akoustik Instruments that I use and thee ‘Psyko-Akoustik properties’ of thee sounds…
Timbre inkludes thee envelope and spektrum of frekuencies that give sound it’s partikular ’shape’, what makes a trumpet distinguishable from a violin for instance...
Frekuency inkorporates thee fundamental frekuency and thee overtones that instruments kreate and how these kan affect thee brain to induce trance, etc through various methods inkluding ‘beats’. Beats are kreated when there are two slightly differing frekuencies that produce a modulating pattern and has been used traditionally by instruments such as Gamelan and Tibetan singing bowls and, in a more modern kontext, by ‘brainwave machines’ and thee like...
I use a ‘K’ in my partikular spelling for several reasons... Firstly, it’s thee 11th letter of thee English alphabet and 11 is thee ‘number of Magick’ (a la Crowley)... Sekondly, I use it to differentiate between thee ‘mundane’ and thee ‘arkane’… A deliberate mind split between my ‘everyday’ self and ‘Priapus23’... Lastly, it is thee first letter of thee name given to me by my parents and, behind everything else, I have tried to make Akoustik Timbre Frekuency as personal to myself as possible whilst outwardly kreating works that are ‘open’ enough to be used by others for their own personal Experiments and Projekts...
I have been interested in thee Psyko-Akoustiks of sound for about 21 years now, since I was 15... Whilst at kollege I produced a research projekt entitled ‘Thee Psyko-Akoustiks of Non-Western Ritual Muzik’ during which I delved a lot deeper into Tibetan, Gamelan and Tuvan Muziks as well as thee theory of Beats...
I have had a keen interest in producing altered states of konsciousness using sound through all this time and have been researching and honing my skills to produce what I do today…

Does the term "
General Ritual Intensifiers’,has palapble conections with your own subconscious energies emanated in this existential plane? A kind of gnostik transition beyond your mind,body and soul?
I kame up with thee term ‘General Ritual Intensifiers’ to signify a komposition that kan be used as ‘bakground atmospheriks’ for a variety of Rites... Neutral Muziks that are only intended to enhance thee Gnostik Experience of thee Participant... Thee other type of komposition I kreate I term an ‘Audio Sigil’ in which a partikular Sentence of Desire has been enkoded, through numbers (song length, tempo, etc), thee sounds used and chanting thee aktual sentence itself using Ouranian Barbarik as my Magikal Language... Sometimes this is then kut-up before adding it to thee komposition...

Due your eclectic nature reffering magickal paths..kaos magick,thelema, deconstructionism, left hand path... I ask you,how do you reflects all such elements in your personal life and obviously through AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY ?
Some major influences for where I am today have been Aleister Crowley, Robert Anton Wilson, William S Burroughs, Phil Hine, HP Lovecraft & Carlos Castaneda (to name but a few!). I have taken parts of everything I have learned over thee years and kreated a personal system that works for me… Let’s take Memetik Etchings as an example:
I wanted to re-fokus my intentions for Akoustik Timbre Frekuency… I have a sigil that I kreated for a personal servitor a few years ago... Thee sigil was kreated using thee Kaos language ‘Barbarik Ouranian’ (as mentioned before) to write thee Sentence of Desire and then I broke this down and kreated thee sigil in thee traditional way... Thee Muziks were kreated for thee planned ‘Re-Energising’ of my sigil, although still without any specifik intent programmed into the Muziks... I then had an amulet kreated with thee sigil design and, on thee day of release, I was also tattooed with thee sigil... Then, on thee 23rd of thee month, I charged thee amulet and sigil together, binding them to each other and to me through thee tattoo using thee kompositions as atmospheriks during thee Rite…
So thee result is something that is highly personalized to myself but at thee same time thee Muziks are open enough for others to use for their own Praktices…

In some words we could say AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY is a living sigil made flesh thoguh deconstructive sonic,vibrational patterns?
Rather than a sigil itself it is a vessel for thee sigil, its vehikle… Thee vibrational patterns open gaps for your chosen sigils to pass through… I use thee kompositions for my own ‘Work’ but others may also use it as they see fit... For me ‘Akoustik Timbre Frekuency’ has bekome more of an ‘Egregore’, an idea that has taken on it’s own form, a ‘Meme’ that is something more than ‘just a part of me’… Thee ideas and Muziks that make up thee whole of ‘Akoustik Timbre Frekuency’ would still be here even after ‘I’ was gone…

Could you tell us more about the suggestive and transformative visual work "Kalibration of thee Gods" with the help of video artist Madguten ? any otehr visual trasformations to be performed?
I wanted to have a short film kreated for one of thee kompositions from thee release of ‘Kthonik Korridors’ and Madguten seemed an obvious choice for me… I had seen several of his other works which also had strong Kthulhu influences and really liked his produktion style… We have bekome good friends over thee last year or so, finding much kommon ground and have decided to work together on several other Projekts… There will be more kollaborations in thee future inkluding a short film we recently kompleted for thee final New Aeon Symbols installment from Quartier23…There may also be some films kreated to be released as bonus features for one of thee Notariqon re-releases planned for later in thee year, but this is still in thee very early planning stages…
I asked Madguten if he would like to komment on thee film ‘Kalibration of thee Gods’ but he prefers for viewers to kreate their own relationship with his visuals, a moving image version of a rorschach blotch if you will, so I will respekt this and not komment on thee aktual content myself…

Talking about visuals...are the most interesting elements in AKOUSTIK TIMBRE FREKUENCY,to live performances,to cause in deep subconsious meta programing,trance states,vacuity of senses,in listeners through visual,sonic experimentations?
Yes, exactly right… Thee visuals and akoustiks are meant to kreate thee neither/neither state for thee programming of myself and audience… Visual symbols bombard thee konscious mind from thee bakground films whilst thee Muziks ‘open thee gates’ of thee subkonsious… Again, thee symbols used kome from a variety of traditions and do not usually karry too much in thee way of ‘specifik intent’ to keep thee experience open for thee Audience/Participants... Thee same is true for myself on stage... Although I mainly do not see thee visuals I am konstantly using chanting, breathing exercises, purposeful movement and thee Muziks themselves to bring on a Gnostik Experience for myself… I find that, after a performance, I am left slightly dazed and konfused with little memory of what just happened…

Your upcoming release is "Kthonik Korridors"...so give us some more details about such release and in a way this album is a deep exploration at the more dense sub consious leves in which resides your own Cthulhu...evoked through the audial atmospheres created by you?
‘Kthonik Korridors’ has six new kompositions totaling just over 57mins... Thee new album pays homage to H.P. Lovecraft, to whom I owe so much... It is to be used as bakground atmospheriks for Rites dedikated to thee Kthulhu Mythos... Thee kompositions were named using kut-ups of ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ by Lovecraft except ‘Kalibration of thee Gods’ which , as mentioned, was used as a soundtrak for thee short film by Madguten...
I moved from thee Greek Myths to thee Kthulhu Mythos of Lovecraft at thee age of 9…I think diskovering them at this young age helped to kreate a vivid imagery of thee mythos that has always stuk with me and so I decided to exploit this... Thee Mythos have been a part of my life for 27 years now in one way or another which has helped me to build a potent relationship with them…
When I first diskovered thee work of Lovecraft, I associated much of thee Kthulhu stories to ‘Thee Forbidden’, ‘Thee Hidden’, ‘Thee Okkult’ in thee true sense of thee word…It is no koincidance that I also began my first child-like ‘Okkult Praktices’ at thee same age, As far bak as I kan remember I have always been looking for something behind thee konscious, mundane existence that we experience on a day-to-day basis... I always wanted to know ‘what lies beyond’, ... I still to this day remember my first day at skool at thee tender age of 5…We were taken to thee main hall and talked through thee rules and regulations of skool and what we should expekt from this new experience…At thee end of thee talk they asked if we had any kuestions… ‘Aha!’ I thought ‘This is a Place of Learning, with people that ‘Know’…I kan finally get thee answer to my Burning Kuestion!’ I raised my hand and waited to be prompted at which point I asked ‘Who made God?’ I was chastised severely by thee ‘Fools who know Nothing’ (as I knew them from that moment on) for being ‘stupid’ in front of everyone and I learnt to keep my mouth shut and find out for myself…So I’m sure you kan imagine my amazement and delight when I first diskovered Kthulhu and thee like…Suddenly these vast new dimensions were opened up for me to lose myself in…I instantly identified with thee lonely haunted kharakters lokked away in their rooms and delving into thee ‘hidden knowledge’ of thee Old Ones using ancient keys (both real and metaphorikal) to unlokk thee gateways to other worlds…
So yes, this album is my expression of gratitude to HPL for all of thee above…

Due to your long trajectory and several releases,tell us how has been the evolutive musical process from the Demo 2001 to now year 2010 E.V at ""Kthonik Korridors"?
Over thee years I have kontinued my research which has helped to refine thee ideas behind Akoustik Timbre Frekuency, as I am sure it will kontinue to do… Thee aktual Instrumentation and kreative processes have evolved over time as I have bought new software and Ritual Instruments… I have enkorporated more and more aktual Akoustik instruments rather than samples being played and have started to spend time programming and processing thee kompositions using komputers rather than spontaneous improvisations using analogue synths, etc… Thee Muziks have begun to lean more towards thee General Ritual Intensifiers katagory than specifik Akosutik Sigils as well... Even ‘Kthonik Korridors’ is as open as possible rather than any specifik Kthulhu Invokations inkluded… Thee Sounds that I have used have changed as I have moved to new environments as another part of my Projekt has always been to inklude that which is around me at any given time… Field rekordings of thee sea when I lived on thee koast, lokal nature parks, tunnels, etc… At thee moment I am living near a huge ancient woodland so this has begun to feature within both my audio and video works…

How has been the cooperation with Marco from quartier23,and any upcoming release to be released there? Have yuo think in the possibility to express yourself though another musickal project or perhaps through another form of Art?
I have found it to be a very produktive and positive kollaboration... Over thee last year I have had two releases on Quartier23 (thee aforementioned ‘Memetik Etchings’ and thee first in their ‘Ritual Musick Series’ with my re-mix and re-release of ‘Evolution’) and three releases on their free download sub-label Notariqon (with thee re-release of ‘Apokrypha Unabridged’, ‘Thee Serpent’s Embrace’ and ‘Dreamtime’) all of which have seen over 1,000 downloads... I have also taken part in four kompilations: Parts V and VI of thee ‘New Aeon Symbols’ series for Quartier23 and ‘Climax’ and ‘Tales from the Grotesque and Arabesque’ for Notariqon... I will be kontinuing to work with m.arc.o over thee next year with an album entitled ‘Ritualistik Kuttings’ on Quartier23 and several free downloads through Notariqon inkluding a re-release of ‘Dogon’ (adding new film work kollaborations with Madguten as mentioned before), a new kollektion of unreleased material under thee name ‘Apokrypha II’ and maybe a release of thee ill-fated ‘Gnostik Spasms’ which was supposed to be thee first ever Akoustik Timbre Frekuency release a few years ago on another label but which never saw thee light of day for one reason or another…There may be some performances in Germany hosted by Quartier23 over thee Summer as well as some shows in Holland and thee UK…
As for other Muzikal Projekts, I have several kompositions sitting here on my komputer for my Power Elektroniks Projekt ‘Kritikal Overload’... I began Kritikal Overload before Akoustik Timbre Frekuency and konsider this to have thee same effect as ATF but through a different process…Whereas ATF gently persuades you into an altered state, KO drags you kikking and screaming as it melts your ‘Ego’... I have an album entitled ‘Blasting thee Tower’ by KO which was kreated several years ago that I never got round to doing anything with as ATF became my main fokus… Maybe if someone is interested in this they kould kontakt me but I don’t really have any plans for it…
I also have my film-work… I have recently kompleted a short film using footage of myself during a Salvia Rite in thee woods I mentioned earlier with a new ATF komposition for thee soundtrack and have some other Projekts in thee planning stage…
I have also toyed with thee idea of a book at some point…I have many skraps of paper filled with my experiments, research, etc and should put all of this together as a loose guide for others...sometime…

Thanx alot for this short but effective interview and keep on Transcending...Transmutating...Kreating...your final visions are appreciated here!
Thanks for thee interest and support… This had been a good exercise in re-fokusing myself on my aims…
++Transcend Transmute Kreate++
P23

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