Tillman Jex is a composer of hypnotic music designed for transcendental voyaging. His music synthesises the journeys that may be taken 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 an endless ocean and 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 2017. In 2019 Tillman signed to Berlin’s Dry Agency and is currently undertaking an internship as studio assistant at MONOM, Berlin’s premiere spatial audio facility