A note on improving the quality of life through conscious listening by Matias Kamelman and our friends at Metrica Studio.
We are happy to announce the beginning of a new cycle at Metrica Recording Studio blending together our exceptional human and technological resources. What is Conscious listening? As a part of the definition of an instrument, we human beings are a vibrating body. A vibrating body that vibrates mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Just like an instrument that vibrates in harmony with all of its different parts, we too harmonize between these four essential elements at the same time. When these four parts are properly tuned, our vibration is “optimal”, “aligned”, and “healthy”. At the same time, just like any other musical instrument, time and use (and bad use) will UNTUNE us. This untuning may happen on any of the four levels (Mental, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual) but will surely result by the principle of resonance in the detuning of the others. This same principle encourages us to tune any of the levels to help improve the tuning of the remaining levels, similar to what medicine calls Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology.
A metaphor to address some of the ideas: On a guitar, we would probably first try to use the pegs to tighten or loosen the string to get it into tune, but time and use may have worn the string out requiring the string itself to be replaced. The wood on the body may have also loosened or tightened, the neck curved, the frets unevenly lost height, all of which would leave the peg tuning method useless. Most of us would notice a very out-of-tune guitar, but would we notice one that is only slightly off? Would we notice if it's just a peg issue? A string change? A curved neck? Basically, would we notice why the guitar is out of tune and how to fix it? What would our human “pegs”, “strings”, or “calling the luthier” be? Would we notice if “we are out of tune”? And if we do then where? Listening to music has been since the beginning of time a form of therapy. Music has been an essential part of every human ritual, belief, ceremony or celebration since the dawn of humanity, even before language for some musicologists and etymologists. Neuroscience has proven nowadays that music is an effective way of dealing with stress, pain relief, mental focus and much more. Music has always connected humans with the divine, with each other and with ourselves. Music can also help restore the vibrational balance between the four essential human elements: mind, emotion, body and spirit. But can any kind of music work? Listened to in any way? By learning to listen consciously we connect with music on a level down to its primary origin. Conscious listening is a present and active listening where we learn how to become a part of the musical experience and immerse ourselves in it in an active way. We re-learn how to listen to music, how to understand the conception of music and how to play our active role in it. By consciously listening we can re-learn how to listen not only to music but also to our surroundings, fellow human beings and ourselves.
After several years of research along with neuroscience specialists and health professionals we have crafted a method that involves Music Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, NLP, PNEI (Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology), binaural movement entrainment and immersive sound & meditation. We will use this method to achieve through music a better understanding of our environment and ourselves and improve our quality of life by using music and conscious listening to aid the “circle of pain” (as described by PNEI).
This method is enhanced by the unmatched efficiency of Metrica´s 3D audio room equipped with a state of the art immersive and unique binaural movement technology with its 26:3 speaker installation and spatial sound software.
Do you use music to bring balance into your life? We’d love to hear how! Feel free to drop us a line through firstname.lastname@example.org