A Request for A=432hz Frequency

July 2017 update!

The world premiere of my Symphony No. 1 for strings, the “Agreekment” by the 432 Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ivan Yanakiev as part of a contemporary music concerts of Bulgarian composers (and myself kindly included) which took place July 13, 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria.  The link to the recording of the concert is:

Agreekment Symphony, 432 Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ivan Yanakiev

As my original page about A=432hz Frequency is not working very well on the blog.com site, I have created this new page here to express my enthusiasm about A=432hz frequency.  I have written quite a bit already in my PhD Thesis which can be found at:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/9149/

The majority of my recordings are available at A=432hz and can heard on Youtube and bandcamp.

My sincere thanks to Ivan K. Yanakiev who gave an excellent paper on October 27, 2016 at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, Bulgaria:

Иван Янакиев (Институт на изследване на изкуствата, БАН) – Звукови трансфери. Песните на птиците и „There was a time“ (“Едно време”) от Корийн Морсинк

on the subject of my composition There Was a Time for flute ensemble and the importance of A=432hz in relation to the bird songs quoted in the piece.  Details can be found at: http://artstudies.bg/?p=5397&lang=en  and http://artstudies.bg/?p=5391 where the programme can be downloaded.

This is what I originally wrote in 2011: I will post it here exactly as it is/was on the blog site because I have seen quite a few people have quoted me.

My own personal views on Frequency 432 

When I first read about frequency 432 on Brian T. Collin’s website I was very upset and angry.  I had just spent the afternoon with the Junior Orchestra, tuning about 40-50 violins and cellos to 440 and had a very bad headache.  My first thought was that it was nuts to change to another frequency and impossible after tuning continuously to 440.  I felt like no one classically trained would want to change because of the enormous effort we spend in learning how to play in 440.

Now, I don’t have perfect pitch and I grew up playing on a piano that was under 440 (I don’t know how much, but almost a semi-tone).  This never bothered me until one of my classmates at the Performing Arts school I started attending at the age of 16 told me I was in the wrong frequency and that it was useless for her to rehearse her song with me on my piano.  This made a big impression on me, the small town girl, being told off by the big Torontonian city girl from the Arts school.  And I never questioned 440 frequency again although at university I learned that Baroque orchestras often used a lower frequency to suit the original Baroque Instruments.

After a few days of raging against 432 I thought, maybe I should give it a try.  And so my experiment began.  I tuned my guitar at work to 432 and taught all my reception, year 1 and year 2 classes singing at 432.  I played music at 432 to the children and asked their opinions of the music.  My 75 member ‘sing-a-long’ choir of 6 and 7 year olds gave an informal concert of songs sung at 432.  And suddenly, I started to be able to pitch A432 about 90% of the time accurately.

Perhaps there is something to this after all…

If you are like me, classically trained, and have doubts, try it.  It works.  I feel calmer, happier and more relaxed when I play music at 432.  I start feeling agitated when I listen to music or have to play music at 440.

If you would like to have examples of music at 440 and the same sample at 432 to compare, I would be happy to share them with you, but the best way is to sing and feel the pitch yourself.  Give it a try: I was the most suspicious, now I am the most enthusiastic.

Coreen Morsink, Athens, July 21, 2011

…Continuing onwards…here is my bandcamp site with music at A=432hz

https://coreenmorsink.bandcamp.com/

I think for anyone reading about 432 for the first time, the best site to go to is Brian T. Collin’s as mentioned in my earlier commentary.

http://omega432.com/

The CARisMA Guitar duo is also another wonderful musical group that is really making great progress in 432hz music:

http://www.carismaguitarduo.com/

The fantastic Bulgarian conductor Ivan Yanakiev has created the wonderful 432 Chamber Orchestra:

http://www.432hz-orchestra.com/

and in England, the Italian conductor Gian Marco Sanna has developed the Geminiani Project with a 432 orchestra http://www.geminianiproject.com/

Another fine musician in Bulgaria is saxophonist Roel Hollander who is working on the 432 saxophone issue http://www.roelhollander.eu/en/432-tuning/432-foreword/

In Germany Sergej Strid is also making great progress along with the Schiller Institute: here is his latest work: http://newparadigm.schillerinstitute.com/musical-dialogue-cultures/

My thanks as well to Gino Di Serio, Fred Cusinato, Amanda Ann, Larissa Cantoni, Laura Davis Sargeant, Melanie Scott and Allison Teague (amongst many more) who are such great supporters of 432hz…

…and not to forget Andrea Bocelli and his support of 432!

As I continue my own 432 journey I will update this site…I thank you for reading this page and send you peace and love,

Coreen Morsink

July 26, 2016

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