the increasing conflict and stress of
which so many of us complain these days,
its a great relief to know that
there are CDs like the ones produced by
French artist / composer Jacotte Chollet.
Unité, and Invisible
Présence Jacotte Chollet offers
a unique gift that of a talented
and courageous person who has followed
her inner needs and creative impulses.
work is as energetic and inspiring as
it is contemplative and healing, and seeks
to confirm that music has power over the
human psyche. At first the sounds seem
to vibrate directly into isolated chakra
centers and then to unify them into an
This music is multidimensional like high
quality food supplements. Its purpose
is to nourish cells craving a higher level
of consciousness, health, love, coherence,
uses a synthesizer for her work. This
instrument easily produces frequencies
beyond those used in traditional classical
music. This fact is key in understanding
the mission of her compositions.
The idea is that sound frequencies create
and sustain random, high energy fields
which communicate strength directly to
the nervous system and therefore give
a feeling of sublime unity to body, mind,
heart, and soul.
The drone sounds in the bass give a feeling
of primitive modality or even occasional
They also give a foundation from which
to keep still and open while remaining
focused, coherent, and flowing.
These are non conflicting sounds that
flow on and on with subtle variation that
eventually separate feelings and then
recombine into greater, more unified sensations.
Solar Lord, Transformation, and Mystery
of Life, are
titled to conjure up and encourage strong
They all encourage a kind of inner paradise
of the self and permission to let energy
flow and express its own creativity.
is like being on a bridge between the
two hemispheres, standing in a gateway,
and being touched by rare and loving emotions
vital to an always-aging brain.
None of Jacotte s music is written
or preconceived. It is totally improvised,
unknown music coming from her source;
the whole of her music makes itself known
in the first few tones of each track.
Multidimensional music is about the process
of mind/body transformation using resonance.
Sound carries, teaches, and triggers change.
O. D., Ph.D., has been Dean of the College
of Syntonic Optometry since 1979 and was
research editor for Brain/Mind Bulletin
for many years. He currently practices
behavioral optometry in both Rochester
and Ithaca, New York.
has been professor of piano at the
Eastman School of Music since 1980, and
is Chair of the Chautauqua Institution
Piano Department. She leads a distinguished
musical career as a recitalist, chamber
musician, orchestral soloist, adjudicator,
and educator.Her new CDs are on Fleur
De Son Classics: Brahms solos including
"Ballades, Op. 10," "Fantasies
Op. 116" and his own arrangement
of "Hungarian Dances; and two
CDs by the New Arts Trio: the Arensky
Trios and Beethovens Arrangements
for Piano trio, the 2nd Symphony,
Op. 36" and the "Septet, Op.
In AHP Association
for Humanistic Psychology, Feb/March 1999.