Tillman Jex is a composer of hypnotic music designed for transcendental voyaging. His music synthesises the journeys one might take during an altered state of consciousness.
For Tillman, the essence of a transcendental voyage is the movement through and between different psychological environments in a meaningful and narrative manner. To emulate this, Tillman builds his compositions out of sound environments, which represent psychological environments he experiences or for which he searches.
The listener is invited to meditate into these sound environments, placing themselves firmly within it. In doing so, the listener stands on top a staircase, the first step floating above the waterline of an endless ocean. As each sound environment progresses to the next, the listener takes a further step down the staircase, descending to the sea floor where inquisitive creatures, apparitions of the self, expansive mazes of fractured mirror and dark mysteries await discovery.
As well as releasing his own music, Tillman has collaborated both locally and internationally on short films, A/V installations, virtual reality products and been invited to publicly speak on music composition and performance.
Tillman studied his Bachelor of Music Composition at Melbourne University (2014-2016) in his home town of Melbourne, Australia and as of 2018 is living in Berlin.
The blog on this website is a documentation of projects, thoughts, findings, recommendations and ramblings. Tillman writes these posts both for you to discover and for himself to consolidate. Feel free to get in touch via the contact page if there’s anything you would like to discuss.