Greetings, I would like share my life experience to give you a brief background as to why I became a Composer, Producer, Innovator, Sound designer and also a sound Empowerment Coach.
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 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 inspired a life long interest of science fiction, paranormal phenomenon, 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 back 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 sound 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 other bands, I opened for some big acts 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 the Alaskan / 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 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 megalithic cultures most of my life and I have a deep understanding of my ancient megalithic Scottish/Irish heritage.
Targeted for breaking out of the box
My independent research caught the attention of certain powers that don't like people bridging the gap between ancient mysteries and modern innovation. I prudently held back from publicly sharing my findings and as a result, I became a target of ridicule and disparagement by polemic supporters of the commercial establishment to ruin my reputation, career and censor my truth. Unfortunately this appears to happen to many out of the box thinkers or inventors who break the establishment status quo.
DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION can upset the applecart of corporate control and depending on the impact to corporate markets or monopolies, it's usually met with loss of reputation/career, stonewalling, shadow censorship or threat. Having experienced a ten year period of severe duress, It had a great impact on my physical and emotional health.
Turning adversity into inspiration
During that stressful and traumatic period, I searched for something different that could help my PTSD. The usual post traumatic therapies would not work, so I was recommended by a harp player in Alberta to try family constellations, a method created by Bert Hellinger that helps release stressors in family systems.
I attended constellation retreats in Calgary, Alberta and I researched the morphic resonance field concepts of RUPERT SHELDRAKE.
[A biologist and author who has also been disparaged by the commercial science community]
I became interested in researching shamanic practices and harmonic overtoning used in cultural shamanism. I found some interesting correlations to my ancestral Scottish/Irish roots when I was studying sound at ancient places.
As an innovator, I wanted to combine what was working for me so I returned to sound to help calm my own nervous system. I became my own test subject. I then commissioned a luthier to build a custom 36 string Harmonic Instrument based on a monochord/tambora shape. It worked very well. I started helping a few friends at first and they were amazed at the outcome.
As a result, I was inspired to refine my method further to help animals and people to release the negative impact of stressors using my instrument. I volunteered during that period between 2014-2018. My study was called Quantum Musicology.
A new hope and direction
My journey gave me a new set of life skills so I decided to branch out and help others as an empowerment coach.
I perform a remote high definition live sound stream that can help people release stressors from the comfort of their own home. My brand of coaching with live sound performance 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 found great benefit when I lowered the tuning which stopped my tension headaches and because of that, I campaign for having a separate PRESERVATION TUNING PITCH for antique instruments. I'm an advocate of using lower pitch tunings for increasing the efficacy of conscious listening and live sound performance coaching.
A research STUDY was released in 2006, based on the spiral shape of the ear that suggests low frequency creates higher sensitivity in nerve signals.
I record my own brand of MINDFUL MUSIC under lower tuning for relaxation and transformation and awakened states of realization. I also still compose and record music for commercial clients using the standard music tuning used by most musicians.
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 live near a city that is a good blend between the ocean and the mountains. I prefer the solitude of nature to contemplate on the mysteries of the moment.
I feel we have lost our connection as a collective to the greater subtle moments of natural reality and if we lose our cultural, artistic and creative expression through art and music and individual identity, we may lose our strength of love to the weakness of evil which blackens the hearts of unelected leaders and tyrants.
I call out for a return to the land and the origins of what makes us individual and unique. I call out for an emancipation to natural ways and everything that makes us whole and healthy again as a species in harmony and strength, unified against those who would steal our birthrights and resources.
Although I certainly am not a new ager, I consider myself a conscious realist with a firm understanding of the ancient metaphysical ideologies that were conquered by the corruption of the commercial based science/establishment system. Once big commerce gets involved it inherently becomes corrupt.
I hope that in sharing a glimpse into my life and journey that you better understand my philosophies and where I draw my creative expression from.
Thank you for visiting my site, and don't forget to contact me about my services for production and licensing if you are looking for good quality music for your project.
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 and I can send more information. I hope that in sharing my life personal experience you get to know me a little more and how I can add value to your life or creative projects.
Brian T Collins
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