About the Music

Music as a Universal Language: Music has the power to communicate emotions universally. Certain melodies, harmonies, or rhythms can evoke specific feelings that resonate with people across different cultures and backgrounds.

ExperiMental Music: The music and lyrics are written and recorded extemporaneously. Extemporaneous, spontaneous, improvisation, jamming, freestyle, and impromptu music are most closely related to pure chaos. The music and lyrics evolve from the "sensitive initial conditions" similar to "a fluttering butterfly in China causing a hurricane in the Atlantic (The Buttrerfly Effect)." Be a butterfly and affect the world.

The Relationships Between M-Theory, Chaos Theory, and Music

Chaos Theory:

In the context of live music, concerts, and recording studios, chaos theory can be used as a metaphor to describe the complex and unpredictable nature of the interactions between various elements, such as the audience, performers, venue, and technical aspects. Here are some ways in which chaos theory can be related to live music concerts:

  1. Audience Dynamics: The behavior of the audience is a key element of live music. Small changes, such as the energy level of the crowd or the response to a particular song, can have a cascading effect on the overall atmosphere of the concert. Chaos theory helps explain how these seemingly small variations can lead to significant differences in the overall experience.
  2. Improvisation: Many live music performances involve an element of improvisation. Musicians may make spontaneous decisions based on the audience's reaction or the overall vibe of the concert. Chaos theory highlights how these improvisational moments can create unique and unpredictable outcomes.
  3. Sound and Acoustics: The acoustics of a venue, influenced by factors such as the architecture and materials used, can introduce chaotic elements into the music. Small changes in the positioning of instruments, microphones, or speakers can lead to complex interactions, affecting the overall sound experience.
  4. Technical Challenges: Live music often involves complex technical setups, including sound systems, lighting, and stage effects. Any technical glitch or unexpected issue can introduce chaos into the performance, requiring quick and adaptive responses from the performers and crew.
  5. Complex Systems Interaction: Concerts are intricate systems with multiple interacting components. The relationship between the performers, audience, venue, and technical aspects creates a dynamic and unpredictable environment, much like the complex systems studied in chaos theory.

How the Music Started

Since the 1980's, this collective has been making extemporaneous music. In 1994, the first Internet Record Company was created (because the Music Industry didn't like "that" kind of music.) Since that time, our music has been created the same way. Coincidentally, along the way we helped put the Record Companies out-of-business. First, we invented the "pay-per-download". By 1997, we decided to give it all away as MP3's. Our catalog includes over 60,000 songs.

Here is how we described the music in 1994:

Only the musicians (acting as conduits) have anything to do with the recording process. The individuals set up their own equipment and recording levels. Without rehearsing or practicing, the crowd plays. The entire space - from within the individual, through the recording location, to the beyond ... and back again - is utilized (making headphones a real experience.) The sounds of these spontaneous melodies are captured using the simplest method available ... no meddling ... nor posing ... is possible.

Grasp The Lapse

The intent is to create a tapestry of sound, within which transcendent utterances are woven. So, perhaps what sounds irregular on the first listen, will later become a point of amazement?

If you have tried "spontaneous combustion", you might know the trap of only listening to yourself. That can be a dangerous thing. Whether it is the process of your hands, mind and mouth working together ... or your bassist and drummer ... or your job and lover ... to get it to fit together and not be stagnant is a feat, indeed. Should you have the occasion to grasp our lapse, and turn it into something cool ... well, then ... phar out.

Of course this isn't what you have been spoon fed for the last ump-teen years. How to best describe it? Perhaps a simile-like metaphor would help illustrate:

Hamburg vs. Thanksgiving dinner.

The hamburg you are used to hearing was prepared using the "put-em-through-tha-grinder" method depicted in Diagram "A."

The Thanksgiving feast we hope to prepare uses the "expose-tha-soul" method.

No need to be afraid. If you don't like the cranberry sauce, don't eat it. You know? Everyone has soul, so please, come and join in.

Dinner's ready!


The Philadelphia Spirit Experiment