About the Music
Alternating soundscapes of baroque music and nature sounds invigorate mental clarity and facilitate project attentiveness.
The music is the secret sauce of the iCalm systems. iCalmPet co-founder Joshua Leeds is an expert in psychoacoustics – the study of the effect of music and sound on the human nervous system. He has been creating application-specific soundtracks since 1986, used in homes, clinics, classrooms, and animal care facilities around the world.
The music of Focus on Task was originally produced 1996-1999 by Joshua Leeds and co-producer, Richard Lawrence. It was during this time Joshua innovated psychoacoustic arrangement and recording techniques known as “tone, tempo, and pattern” that also successfully inform Through a Dog’s/Cat’s Ear recordings.
These original recordings feature a chamber ensemble, consisting of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe) and string sections (violin, viola, cello, and bass). Occasionally, lovely and psychoacoustically-designed nature sounds are included.
The two programs of FOT are sound collages specifically designed to increase productivity using Body Relaxed/Mind Alert audio techniques.
Program 1 – Bach/Vivaldi w/Sounds of Nature (29:45)
Program 2 – Corelli w/Sounds of Nature (29:22)
Total time: 59:07
Focus on Task will be available for streaming (Apple Music and Spotify) by autumn, 2018.
The music has been recorded on SanDisk 4-gb Micro SD chips, formatted for iCalm 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 players.