The 432 Hz Ensemble
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The 432 Hz Ensemble

Denton, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Denton, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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Aug
07
The 432 Hz Ensemble @ The White House Denton

Denton, Texas, United States

Denton, Texas, United States

Aug
02
The 432 Hz Ensemble @ Private Show

Allen, Texas, United States

Allen, Texas, United States

Jul
03
The 432 Hz Ensemble @ The White House Denton

Denton, Texas, United States

Denton, Texas, United States

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The 432 Hz Ensemble is an experience you don’t want to miss. This group of talented musicians brings to the stage beautiful indigenous music from around the world, blending and weaving rhythms in a haunting foundation with surreal melodies floating at the surface. This is not the mind and soul numbing pounding of a typical drum circle. These are professional musicians highly skilled at the subtitles and nuances of rhythms and melodies from many different cultures and histories. Their instruments are tuned to a 432 Hz A because “that is the frequency most well received by our bodies” and The 432 Hz Ensemble is surely a whole mind and body experience. - Bob Ralph, Sound Technician & Stage Manager


There are plenty of genre fusions that have been tried in the past though they failed miserably or at least they failed after whoever was patronizing these genres finally sobered up and came to their senses. Think of rap-rock, or rap-metal, or any genre with the word rap and a hyphen before it. But sometimes, odd genre mixtures do work.

This is exactly the case for The 432Hz Ensemble whose members Wm Whitfield Krueger (guitar/percussion), Christian Krueger (bass), Leah De Leon (violin/percussion), Ethan Schroeder (guitar), John Amundson (guitar), Andrew Follett (drum set), Blake Montgomery (drum set, Cajon), Ryan Smith (dun dun), Connor Patrick (udu/percussion), Joel Olivas (shaker) and Bernadette Forte (bell) play a hybrid of genres which include world music from Africa and India, peppered at times with hints of jazz and even some old country guitar twang which probably has something to do with the fact that The 432Hz Ensemble formed in Denton Texas.

Each of the four tracks on The Mirage EP is uniquely exhilarating. This is largely to do with the fact that each of the four songs had a different composer. The Mirage EP begins with the C. Rajagopalachari composition "Kurai Ondrum Illai." It immediately blurs the lines of what music can be with some guitars playing a traditional Indian style melody and others playing the home on the range twang so associated with country which is joined by country violin sound that then weaves in and out of the genres.

​On “Sabilulungun” which is a traditional Sudanese composition, The 432Hz Ensemble find a way to keep it fresh using melodic starts and stops and screechy guitars, but also keep it from becoming too experimental by keeping the percussion traditional, which makes it enlightening and catchy all at the same time. They get experimental and jazzy on the seven-minute long “Caravan.” Originally composed by Duke Ellington & Juan Tizol it has the cool feeling of a Sean Connery era James Bond theme. The final track “Mirage” is just that, an eight-plus-minute spectacle that will have you second-guessing what you thought music could be. - No More Division


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Originally comprised of members of the African Drum & Dance Ensemble of the University of North Texas, The 432's combine a wide range of musical influences, which are reflected in the 432 Hz debut Mirage EP available now on bandcamp. 

PHONE       Wm. W Krueger      646 469 1180
E-MAIL          contact@the432hzensemble.com
WEBSITE     www.the432hzensemble.com

The 432 hz Ensemble derives its name from the scientific field of cymatics, which is the study of the effect that sound has on the body. Tuning the note A to 432 hz, instead of the more conventional 440 hz, is said to directly impact the pineal gland, a DMT-emmiting organ in the brain long associated with spirituality. Ancient cultures believed that musical intervals based on A = 432 reflect naturally occurring intervals, such as those between planets, in a fractal manner.

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