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PostSubject: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:49 am

Stefan M. Oertl wrote:


Part 1: Music Unites


Findings in music psychology suggest that music originates from a basic human need for entertainment. Music can influence the social behavior of groups, creating a sense of community and forging social bonds and fostering positive interactions, are a modern day example. As described in my previous articles, electronic dance music is designed to have an ecstatic effect on its audience. “Trance”, the name of the associated musical genre, says it all. Crowds dancing at clubs or outdoor venues seek altered states of consciousness, often heightened by a synesthetic multimedia fusion between sound, visuals, stunning decorations, and spectacles like laser shows and fire acrobatics.

A rave creates a space for connection through rhythm transcending social boundaries. In Trance Formations, religious scientist and book author Robin Sylvan goes so far as to claim that rave culture around the world manifests signs of a new spiritual movement. This is not surprising considering the historical background of religious music dating back many millennia, whose purpose was to help worshippers forget their day-to-day concerns and transport them into the realm of the spiritual.



chemical structure of oxytocin
Released by the pituitary gland, the hormone oxytocin has a similar effect. It plays a role in the contraction of the uterus during labor and is presumed to influence the bond between mother and child. It may also be significant in building pair bonds in couples following its release post-orgasm. Ecstatic experiences of any kind appear to release the hormone in both men and women.

A hypothesis by Prof. Walter Freeman at UC Berkeley, Neurophysiology Lab, suggests that oxytocin is released when people dance, listen to music, and enter trance states.

Music affecting the body this way and inducing a trance-like state (i.e. dancing to music leading to a motoric trance) may lead to self-reinforcing feelings of well-being that encourage social bonding.


Part 2: Floating on High Volume


What appeals to those who frequent clubs and parties about music played at extremely high volumes? Why do people enjoy listening to loud music but not to equally loud noise from machines?

In a previous blog article, I discussed the importance of clear frequency separation (bass, middle, high range) of instruments and voices for a song to exert optimal effect on its listeners. Why do bass lines or a simple kick drum rhythm have such a strong impact easily triggering a euphoric feeling? They appear more powerful than other musical elements in a song and they have a peculiar function.

Above a certain volume, music is absorbed not only through our ears but through the entire musculosceletal system, i.e. through our muscles and bones. In electronic dance music, especially bass and kick drum sounds in the low frequency range get carried over to the audience at particularly high energy levels of sound pressure.

Empirically supported hypotheses suggest that high-intensity music (above 90 dB sound pressure level and between 100 and 300 Hz sound frequency, roughly covering the range from G2 to D4, the latter already fairly high for a bass note) stimulates the vestibular system in the middle ear through acoustic and nonacoustic vibration (note: The vestibular system controls our sense of balance).

In combination with the trance-inducing effects triggered by repeated loop patterns in rhythmic sync with dance moves, the result is a self-amplifying feeling of excitement, sometimes accompanied by pleasant sensations of thrills and shivers.




We experience similar sensations in a rocking chair, when we are swaying our bodies, or on a swing. The effect is even more pronounced on roller coasters.

A research study conducted at the University of Manchester’s Department of Psychology revealed that repeated drum sequences from techno music above a sound pressure level of 90 dB cause acoustically stimulated electrical responses in muscle fibers (electromyographic reactions). They were without any doubt triggered by the vestibular system because they could not be interpreted to be processed by the acoustic human orientation system in the ears. The study is just a beginning. The findings are preliminary and cannot be confirmed conclusively, but the evidence is promising.

It is not my intention to issue a warning against the consumption of loud music here. But it is a fact that an extended exposure to sound pressure levels above 85 dB can irreversibly damage one's hearing organs. The average sound pressure levels at clubs lie between 90 dB and 110 dB. If the hypotheses about bass and drums cited above are true, transforming the arrangement of electronic dance tunes to a lower frequency range and attenuating the rather destructive high frequencies could be a means to making clubbing a less harmful but equally satisfying activity, provided such frequency transformations yield no other health dangers.



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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:33 pm







Electronic Awakening is an ethnographic Documentary film which investigates the spirituality of the Electronic Dance Music Culture.

The film features dozens of experts, visionaries, and published authors who explore the premise that Electronic Music is spiritual technology that allows access to higher states of consciousness. Filmed over a period of 5 years at events such as Burning Man, Earthdance, LoveFest, Moontribe, Wicked, Shambhala and the Boom Festival in Portugal.



Electronic Awakening reviews rave's evolution from large-scale commercial events to smaller gatherings in remote locations. The film offers insight into the inner workings of the brain and its metaphysical connection to the repetitive beats that allow for that sense of oneness, unity and freedom that millions feel on the dance floor. It also investigates this culture’s significance to the prophecies of 2012, how this bizarre and sacral relationship to electronic music has evolved the group over time, and where it all seems to be leading them.

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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:11 pm

Erik wrote:
Stefan M. Oertl wrote:


Part 1: Music Unites


Findings in music psychology suggest that music originates from a basic human need for entertainment. Music can influence the social behavior of groups, creating a sense of community and forging social bonds and fostering positive interactions, are a modern day example. As described in my previous articles, electronic dance music is designed to have an ecstatic effect on its audience. “Trance”, the name of the associated musical genre, says it all. Crowds dancing at clubs or outdoor venues seek altered states of consciousness, often heightened by a synesthetic multimedia fusion between sound, visuals, stunning decorations, and spectacles like laser shows and fire acrobatics.

A rave creates a space for connection through rhythm transcending social boundaries. In Trance Formations, religious scientist and book author Robin Sylvan goes so far as to claim that rave culture around the world manifests signs of a new spiritual movement. This is not surprising considering the historical background of religious music dating back many millennia, whose purpose was to help worshippers forget their day-to-day concerns and transport them into the realm of the spiritual.



chemical structure of oxytocin
Released by the pituitary gland, the hormone oxytocin has a similar effect. It plays a role in the contraction of the uterus during labor and is presumed to influence the bond between mother and child. It may also be significant in building pair bonds in couples following its release post-orgasm. Ecstatic experiences of any kind appear to release the hormone in both men and women.

A hypothesis by Prof. Walter Freeman at UC Berkeley, Neurophysiology Lab, suggests that oxytocin is released when people dance, listen to music, and enter trance states.

Music affecting the body this way and inducing a trance-like state (i.e. dancing to music leading to a motoric trance) may lead to self-reinforcing feelings of well-being that encourage social bonding.


Part 2: Floating on High Volume


What appeals to those who frequent clubs and parties about music played at extremely high volumes? Why do people enjoy listening to loud music but not to equally loud noise from machines?

In a previous blog article, I discussed the importance of clear frequency separation (bass, middle, high range) of instruments and voices for a song to exert optimal effect on its listeners. Why do bass lines or a simple kick drum rhythm have such a strong impact easily triggering a euphoric feeling? They appear more powerful than other musical elements in a song and they have a peculiar function.

Above a certain volume, music is absorbed not only through our ears but through the entire musculosceletal system, i.e. through our muscles and bones. In electronic dance music, especially bass and kick drum sounds in the low frequency range get carried over to the audience at particularly high energy levels of sound pressure.

Empirically supported hypotheses suggest that high-intensity music (above 90 dB sound pressure level and between 100 and 300 Hz sound frequency, roughly covering the range from G2 to D4, the latter already fairly high for a bass note) stimulates the vestibular system in the middle ear through acoustic and nonacoustic vibration (note: The vestibular system controls our sense of balance).

In combination with the trance-inducing effects triggered by repeated loop patterns in rhythmic sync with dance moves, the result is a self-amplifying feeling of excitement, sometimes accompanied by pleasant sensations of thrills and shivers.




We experience similar sensations in a rocking chair, when we are swaying our bodies, or on a swing. The effect is even more pronounced on roller coasters.

A research study conducted at the University of Manchester’s Department of Psychology revealed that repeated drum sequences from techno music above a sound pressure level of 90 dB cause acoustically stimulated electrical responses in muscle fibers (electromyographic reactions). They were without any doubt triggered by the vestibular system because they could not be interpreted to be processed by the acoustic human orientation system in the ears. The study is just a beginning. The findings are preliminary and cannot be confirmed conclusively, but the evidence is promising.

It is not my intention to issue a warning against the consumption of loud music here. But it is a fact that an extended exposure to sound pressure levels above 85 dB can irreversibly damage one's hearing organs. The average sound pressure levels at clubs lie between 90 dB and 110 dB. If the hypotheses about bass and drums cited above are true, transforming the arrangement of electronic dance tunes to a lower frequency range and attenuating the rather destructive high frequencies could be a means to making clubbing a less harmful but equally satisfying activity, provided such frequency transformations yield no other health dangers.



Raves are full of unfit ass, smelly pussy and an intrusion of psychoactive stimulants/depressants. The music is played so excessively loud that it becomes some else, something lower, not higher, other than music and its effects, adverse: it is meant to overtake your thought sequences, where you can longer "hear" yourself think and your actions are impulsive. In this way, you're out of control, whereas spiritual heights are reached through absolute control.
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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:31 am

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Raves are full of unfit ass, smelly pussy and an intrusion of psychoactive stimulants/depressants. The music is played so excessively loud that it becomes some else, something lower, not higher, other than music and its effects, adverse: it is meant to overtake your thought sequences, where you can longer "hear" yourself think and your actions are impulsive. In this way, you're out of control, whereas spiritual heights are reached through absolute control.

Well, it really comes down to which type of rave event one goes to; there, certainly, are those raves where the local filth flock together for their peculiar circle jerks, e.g., the hippies, rastas, etc. But there are the more upscale rave/electro events with high class, virile females - extremely good-looking and well educated types with a dash of kink; very in touch and secure with their sexuality:



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Electronica Erotica

Electronic music is not only spiritual, but sexual. This is what makes it all the more powerful. The electrical flow and progressive build up mimic sexual climax/orgasm; the music starts out sort of slow, but tingly akin to foreplay, then it gradually builds up faster and more intense ( bass boost ) until a point of climax is reached, and then an explosion of euphonic electro ensues, giving the listener a sensation of divine/sexual power - it makes you feel like a god. This fusion of spirituality and sexuality is what makes this genre so seductive.

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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:02 pm

Erik

Is that pic of you?  

You should audition.

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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:50 am

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Erik

Is that pic of you?  

You should audition.

▶️ Auditions By City American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Representatives of The Academy will be touring the world to audition prospective students at over 52 regional auditions throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, as well as on-site auditions at our New York and Los Angeles campuses.

To schedule an audition in one of the cities on The Academy's tour, you must first complete ourAdmissions Application and we must have a transcript on file. Don't delay. Apply today or these dates will pass you by! For audition requirements click here.

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Yes - it is I.

I'm told all the time that I should try out for acting, or modeling. People stop me in my tracks sometimes and ask me for pictures haha. I did some modeling for a GQ photographer in NYC when I was 16. I've been thinking about getting back into it recently. Most likely will. Thanks for the recommendation and compliment Wink
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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:14 pm

Erik wrote:
Hrodebert wrote:
Raves are full of unfit ass, smelly pussy and an intrusion of psychoactive stimulants/depressants. The music is played so excessively loud that it becomes some else, something lower, not higher, other than music and its effects, adverse: it is meant to overtake your thought sequences, where you can longer "hear" yourself think and your actions are impulsive. In this way, you're out of control, whereas spiritual heights are reached through absolute control.

Well, it really comes down to which type of rave event one goes to; there, certainly, are those raves where the local filth flock together for their peculiar circle jerks, e.g., the hippies, rastas, etc. But there are the more upscale rave/electro events with high class, virile females - extremely good-looking and well educated types with a dash of kink; very in touch and secure with their sexuality:



---------------------------------------------------------

Electronica Erotica

Electronic music is not only spiritual, but sexual. This is what makes it all the more powerful. The electrical flow and progressive build up mimic sexual climax/orgasm; the music starts out sort of slow, but tingly akin to foreplay, then it gradually builds up faster and more intense ( bass boost ) until a point of climax is reached, and then an explosion of euphonic electro ensues, giving the listener a sensation of divine/sexual power - it makes you feel like a god. This fusion of spirituality and sexuality is what makes this genre so seductive.


Got it and makes sense. Besides, you'd know better than myself, especially given a recent glimpse into your physiognomy/appearance.

How tall are ye, man?
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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:43 pm

Hrodebert, I'm 6 ft 1.

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Triangular symbolism is very prevalent in electronic music for the spiritual and sexually climactic nature. The upwards triangle represents the phallus ( masculinity, spirit ), and the downwards triangle represents the vagina ( the feminine, sex, sexuality ). Combined with each other, you get a star, e.g., star of David. The harmony of opposites. Electronic music is, as prior mentioned, the fusion of spirituality and sexuality, or in this particular context, the union of the masculine and feminine.





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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:24 pm



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PostSubject: Re: ⚡Musica Electronica⚡ Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:52 pm



I was there. Shit was intense.
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