Greetings, I would like share my life story to give you a brief background as to why I became a Composer, Producer, Innovator and Sound designer.
I was born in Glasgow, Scotland at the Southern General Teaching Hospital. I was delivered in a medical theatre to an audience of medical students who were studying at the hospital. I grew up in a landscape rich with ancient history and mystery. My love of innovation and music was inspired by my father, who was a lover of jazz music and an engineer at JOHN BROWN marine engineering and shipbuilding firm. My father had one of the rarest collection of vintage jazz recordings in Scotland. As a small child, I used to lay under the kitchenette table, drawn in by the sound of the bass and drums of the old 78 rpm records.
At approximately around age 5, I received a head impact injury from being struck by a car on my street. This was the first of a series of near death incidents in my life. After the injury, I suffered post ear infections and I became very sensitive to sound and electromagnetic frequency.
As a boy I used to play in an abandoned castle in DUNURE. I was blessed with traveling at a young age to Europe every summer, where my family would visit many special places and HISTORICAL SITES in France and Spain.
At age nine I experienced a UFO sighting with my brother and it fired a life long interest of science fiction, exotic technology and love of space art. As a result of watching science fiction and action movies, I was later influenced by composers; Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, Vangelis, John Williams, Ennio Morricone and David Arnold.
My family moved to Canada in 1980 where I was bought a bass guitar for my birthday.
I quickly took to the instrument and I was attracted to the low end of the Bass. It seemed to calm me. My friend at the time used to lower the pitch on recordings to learn RUSH tunes. I recall being attracted to the lower pitch of the songs slightly tuned down. My first gig was playing rush covers in the early 1980's.
On a bicycle tour in Scotland in 1987, I had an awakened state of realization when I was sitting on a stone apex on a hill just outside the Scottish town of LOCHINVER. I experienced a standing wave phenomenon that caused a life long fascination with frequency and ancient standing stones.
My Musical Life and Career
I was active on Bass in the Toronto professional music scene during the 1990's -2009 where I performed rock, pop, jazz and fusion gigs in many venues and also concert stages across Canada and in Great Britain. I also was touring in the indie circuit and was the bassist for the Guelph Ontario Indie band, Box Meat Revolution. During the time with that band and others, I opened for some big acts in those days and spent many long nights on the road in a tour bus. After that, I was contracted for booking agencies accompanying corporate tribute acts.
I attended Humber College Music program and I picked up Jazz piano in 2001. I was commissioned by the Toronto Parkdale B.I.A. with student Jazz bands to improve local business in the west end of Toronto.
I became an on-call session musician on bass and keyboards for several studios in the GTA. I taught music part time to private students, and even became a Lesson school manager at one point. However the 9-5 was not for me, so I took a travel gig playing solo jazz piano on theAlaskan / Caribbean cruise ship run in 2008, just for the experience of it. That was a blast and I still keep in contact with former ship bandmates today.
My Travels to Ancient Places
In 2009, I took a 10 year hiatus from music as a career to further explore ancient sites and understand the effects of sound and telluric currents at sacred places. I am an avid dowser, skywatcher, and hobby stone artist. I have studied the megalithic cultures most of my life and I have a deep understanding of my ancient megalithic Irish/Scottish heritage.
I was inspired to create an innovative harmonic method to help animals and people to release the negative impact of stressors using a modified monochord harmonic instrument. I volunteered between 2014-2018. My study was called Quantum Musicology.
I perform with my custom built 36 string Harmonic Instrument using a remote high definition live sound performance. My brand of sound coaching is called Harmonic Integration.
I support the idea of preserving acoustic organic tone for increasing sensitivity by lowering the pitch of the instrument below the musical standard concert pitch. I'm an advocate of using lower pitch tunings for wellness and stress management coaching.
A STUDY was released in 2006, based on the spiral shape of the ear that suggests low frequency creates higher sensitivity in nerve signals.
I currently live on the west coast near Vancouver on British Columbia, and I spend as much time as I can in nature. I love hiking the mountains on the land, and traversing the waterways of Canada. I am passionate about rights and freedoms, and I love the diversity and international cuisines available in Vancouver.
I am lucky to have live near a city that is a good blend between the ocean and the mountains.
Thank you for visiting my site, and don't forget to contact me about my services for production and licensing if you.
Lastly if you, or someone you know, is having a hard time dealing with fear or stress these days, my Harmonic Integration Method is very effective for stress management coaching and calming nerves.
Just reach out at the contact tab above!
Brian T Collins
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