"For the reality to which the artist and the mystic are exposed is, in fact, the same. It is of their own inmost truth brought to consciousness..."
~ Joseph Campbell
The visual and auditory spectrum of our perceived reality is all but a glimpse of the intertwining fabric of a multiverse existence. We now know that all structures, whether organic or inorganic, create electromagnetic feedback. A frequency started, propelled, and amplified through the empty space of the molecular organism and fueled by the electron resonance carried forth by the forces of torque and spin.
Higher and lower, inside and outside, there is a fractal, holographic nature to the multiverse and our very existence. It is only the subtle altering of perception that lies behind the differences between a super-giant star and the tiniest of atoms. Every manifested form, whether our physical bodies or that of the luminaries in the heavens, and all of their creations, are subject to the same universal laws and cyclical rhythms. Our bodies, just like those of the celestial objects of the cosmos, produce an electromagnetic and biorhythmic signature. A unique vibratory signature that ripples across the web-like pattern of existence.
The Transmissions Project is an aleatoric music and visual art project founded by Chris Kaplan and Christopher Bruno. The project is based on research on the effects of sound on consciousness, Unified Wave Theory, String Theory, Sound Healing, Chakra Balancing, and a culmination of cross-cultural mythology.
We have based the project around three tenets. First, each tone in the 12-note chromatic scale corresponds to one of the twelve zodiacal phases. Secondly, this zodiacal cycle corresponds to the electromagnetic spectrum, where each whole note corresponds to a specific color and chakra. Lastly, the “Golden Ratio”, Phi, is applied as a verifiable present function in most organic structures as well as works of graphic, musical, and narrative art.
These principles are used as a point of consciousness filtration in the acts of creation, which are first meditated and concentrated on in correspondence to the appropriate zodiacal phase, conceiving a sonic and light representative of the moment. According to C. Bruno, “The purpose of creating art this way is to align the wave lengths, or vibrations, of the artists’ physical space to create harmony that transcends the works themselves and is inclusive of all organic beings and energies present. We are all subject to subtle energies at every given moment, and what Transmissions attempts to achieve is a reciprocal transferring of this energy amongst the musicians, artists, and audience, creating art in the moment that is in itself an evolution of these very same energies.”
The Transmissions Project’s focus within astrology thus far is through the solar presence within a particular astrological sign, using the sun as the barometer of which key would be focalized. That is not to say that the Sun is the most important part of the zodiac, but it is the source of all light and therefore the primary luminary. For example, Aries (the cardinal, Big Bang spark of fire that kicks of the zodiacal cycle), would correlate to the beginning of the chromatic scale of twelve tones with the key of C. This would embody the musical, vibratory frequency of each particular zodiac sign that the sun resides (C = Aries; C# = Taurus; D = Gemini; D# = Cancer; E = Leo; F =Virgo; F# = Libra; G = Scorpio; G# = Sagittarius; A = Capricorn; A#/B♭ =Aquarius; and B = Pisces).
Furthermore, each whole tone is represented in the Light element of the project in that they correspond to a chakra and color: Aries/Taurus = Root Chakra/Red; Gemini/Cancer = Sacral Chakra/Orange; Leo = Solar Plexus Chakra/Yellow; Virgo/Libra = Heart Chakra/Green; Scorpio/Sagittarius= Throat Chakra/Blue; Capricorn/Aquarius = Brow Chakra/Indigo; and Pisces = Crown Chakra/Purple.
The Transmissions Project is currently exploring the multitudes of astrological possibilities regarding planetary signatures and including unique chart compositions to give a experiential interpretation of one's natal chart that can be used for sound healing and integrating planetary transits through meditation and journey work on these celestial phenomenon.