Tillman Jex is an ambient music producer as well as a composer and mix engineer for film. As of 2017 he is based in Berlin, Germany. Tillman’s style of ambient music can be described as hypnotic music designed for transcendental voyaging. It synthesises the journeys that may be taken during an altered state of consciousness by taking cues from hypnotic induction techniques and sybolic sound pairing with archetypal symbols.
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.
The listener is invited to meditate into these sound environments, placing themselves firmly within them. In doing so, the listener stands on top a staircase, the first step floating above an endless ocean. As each sound environment progresses to the next, a further step down the staircase is taken, 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 before moving to Berlin in 2018.
The blog on this website is a documentation of thoughts, findings and recommendations mainly pertaining to topics of social change, the internet economy and industry. 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.