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Iasos is one of the original founders of “New Age” music. He began receiving music in his head from another dimension when he was a college student in 1965.
I met Iasos in 2014 in Marin County, in Sausalito, California. I told him my ideas about the construction of music, and his message to me was to play music from the heart, and not overthink the construction of the music. It took me several years to really understand what he meant.
Recently I have enjoyed a correspondence with Iasos, where he patiently clarified much of his message and philosophy about music.
In his Latest Newsletter he always includes an entertaining set of links, and also news of his new songs. In his latest newsletter:
I invited ChatGPT to consider Iasos: ChatGPT discusses Iasos contributions to music.
Iasos Video Lectures
How Sound Can Induce Higher Consciousness in the Listener
How Sound can Induce Higher Consciousness in the Listener from Iasos on Vimeo.
In the 7 minute, 43 second video, on June 8, 2003, Iasos was the “opening act” for an event in San Rafael, California, entitled “Sound Awakening”, organized by Celestine Star. Iasos' role was to “prep” the audience by explaining the mechanics of just HOW sound is capable of inducing a state of higher consciousness in the listener. Furthermore, Iasos was asked to do this in 10 minutes or less. Here's the result!
“How Sound Can Induce Higher Consciousness”
Everything that exists in any form is vibration.
Sound is a vibration of pulsing air waves. Because of this it can interact with other things, including consciousness.
Temples around the world all use sound to induce higher consciousness.
One way: The Law of Resonance - If something is vibrating, and something near can vibrate at the same frequency, they will begin to vibrate together,
The law of octaves - multiples of frequency - they can interact together
Another form of resonance: Pattern Matching
It only take a picture, hair, sample of blood, to energetically connect with a remote person
The state of consciousness can be imposed on a sound, and others hearing it will get that consciousness
Another way: Through intent
Slow rolling waves of a boat going by. Little waves can ride on top of a big wave.
Intent (small wave) riding on top of sound (big wave)
You can impose emotion, consciousness, and feeling
There is no effort involved in vibrating with sound. Just allow it to happen, and synchonize
Standing in a pond, if there are a lot of waves, cant see the rocks
but the stiller it gets, the better the rocks can be seen
if you have wild waves on your body, you cant see or hear the inner self because of the fluctuating waves
The stiller you are, the more emotionally still you are, the more finely you can receive messages from other levels.
In the Bible it says “Be Still And Know That I Am God”
Sound is a convenient way to influence vibrations to get very still.
Getting into exalted state of consciousness, then create sounds, and the consciousness gets embedded.
infinite creator is like a gong that can vibrate at all frequencies, even infinite frequencies
Tips for Aspiring Musicians - Iasos
Description: Bruce Tambling, a music professor at Foothill College, California,
commissioned Iasos to give a talk, as part of a series of talks on Sound Healing. The focus of Iasos' talk was “Tips for Aspiring Musicians”.
The first hour and a half was the talk. The rest was Questions & Answers.
Location: Music Technology Dept., Foothill College, Los Altos, California.
Date: Feb. 2013
Raising your Vibrations
An audio/visual “tool” to facilitate raising your vibrations.
Though introduced by Iasos, it is primarily implemented by SOUND & LIGHT,
and is based on a sound that is continuously going upward.
Time duration=flexible. Exit when you feel complete.
Using Sound for Healing & Light-Body Activation
Iasos' presentation, at The First International Symposium on the
Healing Effects of Sound. Epping ,
Location: New Hampshire , USA .
Date: Oct. 9, 1993.
This symposium was produced by Jeff Volk, and Jeff introduces Iasos at the very beginning of this video.
Christopher Toussaint interviews Iasos
This 35:52 interview took place at the
Third International New Age Music Conference -
held in Santa Monica, California on April 24, 1991.
1979 Documentary on Iasos
A 1979 Documentary on Iasos (27:30) created in California.
This includes video of both Iasos talking and Iasos performing.
Also includes images (paintings) by Gilbert Williams and Gaspar Carvalho.
Learning Curve #7: Iasos
In September 2012, Iasos did a workshop & concert in Portland, Oregon.
The on-line magazine Ad-Hoc, created a brief but very colorful “video montage”
of Iasos explaining his sound workshop - incorporating visuals & music
from his concert. Only 3:36, but very colorful.
Experimental Half-Hour interviews Iasos
In September 2012, Iasos did a workshop & concert in Portland, Oregon.
At that time, Experimental Half-Hour video-interviewed him,
and then edited that - along with footage of his live concert in Portland. (28:10)
Iasos talking & performing in Madrid, Spain
Vimeo link is not working….
Link to the performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB7o7eJMyzs
In August, 2014, Iasos did a concert at La Casa Escandida, in Madrid, Spain
This is just a very brief glimpse of an interview that occurred just before the concert, along with a bit of live-concert footage.
Note: The Iasos section of this video is: 1:30-2:55 (1:25 duration)
Far Off Sounds - Iasos
Jacob and Nick of Far-Off Sounds created a playful brief 9-minute “glimpse” (mini-documentary) on my music work, and released this in May 19, 2016
Includes a debate with Iasos on heavy metal music.
From 1979 video:
What is “paradise music”? It's an earth reproduction of music that exists on higher dimensions.
Iasos music makes some people homesick for the higher dimensions where things are much more harmonious.
Professor Joel Funk, psychology Plymouth State College, New Hampshire did research on people going through Near Death Experiences
Many heard heavenly music
He exposed them to classical music, jazz, to try and find out what the music was like.
“Music is a conductor of emotions. Musicians are merchants selling emotions served on a platter of sound. And for any emotion you can imagine, there are musicians that specialize in music generating that emotion.” - Iasos
2015 - “I am on the opposite end of the spectrum heavy metal. It will kill plants.” - Iasos
Iasos opinion: Expressing the anger reinforces and feeds the anger
1993 - Don't limit dancing to earth concepts of what dancing is supposed to be. You'll have a lot more fun that way.
When Iasos was at Cornell, he had a campus band “Nova Shadow Quartet” specializing in bossanova for campus parties
Around 3rd year, started hearing unusual music in his mind, not normal earth music, he called it Paradise Music because it was harmonious and loving
It was not conventional instruments, and it was before synthesizers
It took a long time to find the instruments that could recreate what he heard.
Now the sound is very close.
“Diamond Heart Center of Creation” music video
in 1972 Iasos first sensed another being on another dimension, Vista, and Iasos had made an agreement to work with him. Iasos is a “local branch office” for Vista, or a 'step-down transformer'
Too many negative emotions, Iasos wont do tension, or anger or fear, it is against his principles.
Iasos only wants to add to the joy.
Iasos felt ignored for most of his career, but in mid 2010's people started paying attention to consciousness raising that was in Iasos music all along.
Created by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman & Nick George
Iasos Performance Videos
Iasos - playing “Splash Happy” on 2 keyboards
Iasos description: “This was video-taped MANY years ago. I was performing along to one of the dance pieces on my tropical dance album - “Bora Bora 2000”. Great fun! Enjoy!”
Magical Instruments Used by Iasos