Last month, I talked about three “basic” steps for creating and manifesting music into the physical universe. These are:

  1. The process of creating the music.
  2. The process of rendering the music.
  3. The process of listening and experiencing the music.

I gave a brief description of each of these and outlined step one. This month, I will dive into step two.

Here is a brief summery of step one:

In quantum mechanics, there is a phenomenon called the wave function collapse. The wave function collapse happens when a wave function—initially in a superposition of infinite wave states — reduces to a single wave state (by “observation”). Once observation or “attention” has taken place, one wave state…or a packet of wave pattern(s) now manifests. Given enough energy (attention), the wave packet can breach the quantum threshold (Plank Length) and become observable within the physical universe.

What this means is there is an infinite potential within the quantum field and when consciousness puts intention and attention on a thought within this field, all possibilities disappear and only the thought remains. But until the thought is given enough energy, it will remain unobservable. If given enough energy (attention), the thought becomes observable in the physical universe.

Step Two: Rendering Sound And Music Into The Physical Universe.

Using intention, a creative thought is instantaneously manifested into the physical universe. This means that this idea or feeling…this bit of spontaneous creation…must somehow take on a physical form which can then be transmitted over a distance to some sort of receiver (i.e. a listener).

The very first step of this rendering process begins on a quantum level with a particle called the photon. A photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and the force carrier for the electromagnetic force. It is within the photon that a vibrational energy imprint of the creative thought is transmitted into the physical universe. This vibrational pattern contained in the photon must then be modulated to bring it further into physical reality. This is accomplished by a process known in physics as the photon interaction: The absorption and emission of photons by particles or objects. Usually the photon interacts with an orbital electron, being absorbed by the electron that is then raised into an excited state. Then the electron decays from the excited state, emitting another photon. The macroscopic world is created by this interaction, which is the basic quantum change interaction.

These different states of energized particles effect the molecular structure and activity of atoms and molecules. These structural changes are how physical matter responds to the vibrational patterning within the photon. As a result of the photon interaction, information in the form of a vibrational pattern is sent to the mind. The information is then brought into the physical world by the brain. For example, the brain sends instructions to the muscles and tendons of the body setting it into motion.

But one can’t get the body moving by thought alone; one must additionally produce mental force (emotion) on the basis of that thought in order to achieve physical activity (motion). The action to move the body requires effort. The intention to exert effort bridges into the body by emotion. In other words, the physical-mental bridge is emotion. Emotion is motion. Emotion = Energy in Motion; therefore, emotions are also vibrations and have frequency.

The mind is an energetic construct and being an energy phenomenon, is always in some state of vibration. It cannot hold still; it pulses. The vibrations emanating from it are felt as emotions. (Emotion in Latin, means a motion emanating.) Emotions have frequency and amplitude. The lower the frequency, the lower the emotion; the lower the amplitude, the weaker the volume of expression. It is a total parallel to guitar strings – the tauter they are, the higher their pitch; the wider they swing back and forth (because they were plucked hard), the louder they sound.

The photon interaction first becomes observable or “sensed” by consciousness within the auric field. The auric field is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body and every organism and object in the universe. The auric field of a human is called the “Human Energy Field” (HEF) and is a collection of electro-magnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person.

There are seven levels that make up the complete HEF. Each of these seven layers has its own frequency and is inter-related. They affect the whole person on every level of being — emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Music and sound is experienced first in the auric field within the bandwidth of frequencies of emotion. Most people can “feel” emotion when listening to music. Some people are able to “see” these frequencies as fields of color surrounding the body. Some people can even see sound itself as various colors depending on frequency.

The HEF is used by the body and the mind to sense incoming vibrational information from the surrounding environment which is then sent to the brain for processing. It is also used by consciousness to transmit vibrational patterns from the photon interaction to the mind and body directly. A vibrational shift in the HEF is felt by consciousness as some kind of motion. The field itself is shifted into a different rate of vibration or frequency. This response by differing wavelengths produces a sensation and a state of mind which effects the individual or another. One of these effects is called emotion. This is the first observable response to a creative thought in the physical universe.

The second observable response is the motion of the individual’s body. The body responds to emotional changes in various ways depending on one’s genetic makeup (DNA), their environment and their past experiences (memory).

The process of manifesting a thought as a sound or music requires the body to respond in a way in which it can interpret the different evolving emotional frequencies within its HEF into a form which can be experienced by others. In other words, the body must be in motion in some manner to then set the air in the environment into motion. The most immediate and natural expression of body motion is the voice. The next might be the stomping of the feet or clapping the hands. Next could be the beating of the hands on a physical object like a drum. The natural evolvement of this process has lead to the development of many instruments designed to take the mechanical motion of the body and convert it into some kind of sound.

The transmitted vibrations into the air allow other individuals to perceive the vibrational thought pattern. Once the vibrational thought pattern has been “modulated” into sound (air vibrations), the human body can experience it through its hearing sense (ear receptor), its HEF (emotion) as well as its tactical sense (skin).


Modulation is the transmission of a wave pattern (thought) by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier’s amplitude or frequency or phase. A carrier wave is a wave that is usually sinusoidal (a pure sine wave) that is a higher frequency than the transmitted wave pattern. The transmitted wave pattern uses a carrier to change its characteristics from one form to another.

Demodulation is the reverse process of modulation using a carrier lower in frequency than the transmitted wave pattern.

From a different viewpoint, one could call the carrier wave “intention.” Intention is used by consciousness to manifest a thought or idea. One could consider intention to be the command factor as much as anything else. If you intend something to happen it happens. So intention is the carrier of a thought; it is not the thought itself.

It is interesting to note that the entire process from the original thought manifesting from the quantum potential to actual sound in the air is accomplished by modulating vibration from one form to another. Modulation is a basic factor in converting an unobservable wave pattern in the quantum potential (Virtual State), to an observable state in the physical universe as wave patterns in the air.

Let’s briefly summarize various modulation processes:

  1. Infinite potential exists in the quantum field.
  2. An initial creative thought is originated by consciousness accompanied by intention.
  3. Intention turns into attention. The attention is focused into the quantum potential.
  4. A collapse of the wave function occurs and only the creative thought remains.
  5. When that thought is given enough energy (attention), it breaches the quantum threshold (Plank Length) in wave packets known as photons via the photon interaction.
  6. The photon interaction causes a vibrational shift in the components of the atom to create change in the motion (frequency) of the electromagnetic field that comprises the mind.
  7. The photon interaction also changes the frequency of the HEF that surrounds the body which is then perceived by consciousness as emotion.
  8. Further, the emotional response is then modulated again via mind which gives instructions to the brain to create motion of the body itself (effort).
  9. The body then creates motion in the air by moving, using its voice, its arms, legs, hands fingers etc.
  10. Extending the modulation process a bit further, one then uses an instrument to express more specific frequencies and wave patterns.

Now it is important to note that the original creative thought has a frequency of around 1.4990e+34 khz! So for this frequency to be perceived as a sound wave, it must be modulated DOWN to a bandwidth between 20hz to 20khz. Essentially, when one listens to music, this entire process reverses direction. The sound wave must be modulated to a higher frequency for consciousness to directly perceive it.

An additional note, at step e. above, time is introduced into the process.

Once a thought has been modulated down into the frequency spectrum of emotions, it can be perceived in many different ways depending on its frequency and the converted wave type. Such as an electromagnetic or sound wave.

Before the event of modern technology, music making was a realtime function. Music was something that occurred spontaneously in realtime. As humans became more evolved, they gave music a language of its own and realtime improvisation became non-realtime. The improvised process was basically slowed down to become composition which could be written down and played again and again.

Human beings grow attachments to certain songs or compositions. These attachments are usually the result of emotions which are experienced from listening to specific music. These emotions resonate with the same or similar emotional responses from an experience in a past memory. This phenomenon has been one of the strongest factors that draw people to music within a society or culture. These memories consist of mental image pictures (MIP). As discussed in last months column, a MIP is an observable discreet physical mass which manifests in the mind. Musically, this could be a note, a chord, or a sound. Emotions are just energy patterns, which are included within the MIP. These MIPs contain all the human perceptions required for a three-dimensional, physical world experience. Emotions are a powerful resonator for triggering other perceptions contained within the MIP. This is the basis for the mechanism by which we respond to the musical experience.

Many musicians create music and sound with the intention to evoke specific emotions (which then resonate a MIP) from memories that people tend to commonly experience and share within a society or culture. What is interesting to note here is that this type of musical experience tends to draw the listener out of present time…or the inverse, pulling the past memory into realtime. It is the same thing.

But there are other ways to create and experience music. At a higher vibrational level, one can listen to each musical or sound event in realtime thus transporting the listener to different experiences and surprises from moment to moment. Essentially, this way of creating and listening to music is in present time…moment to moment.

Music and sound is a very powerful medium for human experience. The use of sound is almost limitless. A metaphor…water takes the shape and form of the vessel it is poured into. Sound and music can also take any form or use the individual chooses. It can be used for entertainment, personal or political statements, emotional connectedness to loved ones and friends, healing, meditation, communication… the list goes on.

My own project called the Currell Effect is a process that directly modulates the quantum potential by using a specific sound field. The process is called Harmonic Resonance of the Quantum Potential. The listener can manifest any creative thought, or retrieve information, past, present and future from the quantum field. I will discuss this project in more detail in a future column.

It is my opinion, based on my own experiences, the most elevating process of creating music is in present time: Each musical event being created and manifested in realtime. Improvisation.

Step two to be continued……

See you again next month here at the Event Horizon!

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Christopher Currell

For a total of over 30 years, guitarist, composer, producer, sound designer and audio engineer Christopher Currell has composed, performed and synthesized a broad range of music, including classical, jazz, rock, avant-garde and pop. Christopher is currently the owner of Audio Cybernetics, a high tech audio production company. Christopher has over twelve years of experience with the Synclavier Digital Audio System. He also has extensive Virtual Audio (spatial sound) production experience. Christopher has worked on a wide variety of projects from film scores to pop albums to video games, earning him the respect of his peers and a reputation for flexibility, insight and reliability. Christopher's current activities include Transformation Tools, an ongoing project in Japan that focuses on elevating consciousness using sound. He is also involved with music projects, "ishwish" and "Plenum Void". Christopher is also pioneering in the field of guitar synthesis. Be sure to check out his stage equipment. Christopher uses and endorses CME musical instruments and Jimmy Wess guitar strings. Some of the exceptional musicians Christopher has had the privilege of working with include Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Greg Philingaines, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, Paul Simon, Meatloaf, Paul Jackson Jr, Ernie Watts, Los Lobos, Luther Vandross, Denny Seiwell, Jennifer Batten, Kitaro, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Smith, Stevie Wonder, Kashif, Allan Holdsworth, John Novello, Isao Tomita, Doug Lunn, Paulino Da Costa, Stryper, Dokken, and Stanley Clark. Christopher currently lives in Japan.


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