About Tuning Score for the Nervous System


“After I went into the anechoic chamber…in that silent room, I heard two sounds, one high and one low. Afterward, I asked the engineer in charge why, if the room was so silent, I had heard two sounds. He said…”the high one was your nervous system in operation. The low one was your blood in circulation.” –John Cage

Tuning Score for the Nervous System invites artists/musicians to participate in creating new sound to help open pathways to a transformed way of being. The sound of our nervous system carries an enormous amount of information and is an indicator of our inner tuning. We are our own sound. Different states of awareness and emotions can be considered tunings.

The high pitched background noise inside our head is the sound of our nervous system. The low pitched background noise is the sound of our blood in circulation. The recalibration of retuning our nervous system to a zero point field or higher source leads to healing. Patterns, rhythm and sound can facilitate that kind of retuning of our senses.

My tuning scores begin with a vertical band representing the spinal cord dividing the right and left sides of the body. As all things exist in a symphony of major and minor keys of polarity, the human body polarities are described as:

Left side – negative/feminine

Right side – positive/masculine


The ideal nervous system tuning is the Perfect Fifth with a frequency ratio of 3:2, an interval of seven semi-tones between notes. Sympathetic Vibration, the communication of sound from one body to another, as in tuning forks, acts as transmitter and receiver tuning to the same frequency of vibration.

I invite all who are interested in composing sound to contribute to this project through their own interpretation of a Tuning Score for the Nervous System.


Further reading of Tuning Score for the Nervous System Writing.

All music can be heard on Soundcloud.

If interested in contributing to the project, please contact: artkamp@frontiernet.net to receive a copy of a Tuning Score.

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