Tillman Jex is an ambient music producer as well as a composer and mix engineer for film. As of 2018 he is based in Berlin and as of January 2020 works additionally as the Studio Manager at [Monom], Berlin’s 4D spatial sound studio, greatly enhancing his contact with transcendental sound and compositional opportunities for his ambient music.
Tillman’s approach to ambient music is to create what he dubs “hypnotic music designed for transcendental voyaging”. He takes inspiration from archetypal images as well as the narrative of hypnotic induction techniques and uses these to build stories that create the overarching structure of his compositions.
Generally speaking the story telling functions by transitioning into, through and out of checkpoints along the narrative. In between these checkpoints are typically quietly reserved ambient sound scapes, which serve as a magic carpet allowing the listener to remain suspended in their meditation, to contemplate on the narrative checkpoint previously heard and to potentially augment the story in their own imagination, before the next narrative checkpoint drifts out of the mist and passes around them.
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 as well as an Audio Engineering course at RMIT (2012). You can find a selected choice of projects, work experience and awards on the curriculum vitae page.
The blog on his website is a documentation of thoughts, findings and recommendations mainly pertaining to topics of meditation, social change and the internet economy. 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.