This is my new band! My good friend Rob Norris (bassist, The Bongos) pulled in his good friend George Krezyzewski, and the results are one happy trio! We play in the Hudson Valley and beyond. We play beloved songs from the 60's and 70's and then some.
Action Figures 432 is an acoustic-electric, folk-rock celebration of the joyous uplifting popular music of the ’60’s and ’70’s by veteran indie-rockers Bibi Farber, George Krzyzewski and Rob Norris (imagine the music of the Rolling Stones crossed with the Mamas and Papas and you’ll begin to get the picture). The Action Figures will have you dancing, clapping and singing along in no time—a most splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Bibi Farber(born in NYC) has a passion for melodic, imaginative pop music. She has played guitar and keyboards in many great NYC rock bands, including five years with Richard Lloyd (of Television), who produced and played lead guitar on her first solo album Firepop. Bibi’s original songs have been used in over three hundred times in TV shows (Cable, Network and PBS) as well as online (A&E promo for The Sopranos, Scrubs: Season Two, Popular (Disney) and commercials, including a national spot for Kodak. Bibi and Rob have been playing together for years, and before the pandemic she performed regularly in nursing homes all over NYC and beyond, happily strolling room to room with her guitar and voice, lifting the spirits of everyone in dozens of facilities. Bibi’s music and videos can be found here.
George Krzyzewski (born in the UK) first studied music formally as a child in LA. His first life-changing musical experience was attending the Monterrey Pop Festival. George was part of the Laurel and Topanga Canyon music scene of the ’60s, performing nationally and internationally with many LA bands (including The Sloths and TNT) and was also part of the ’70’s SF scene, performing in and helping run the Haight Street Fair—the first and biggest street fair in SF! George and Rob were both members of the Velvet Underground offshoot band The Rockets (based in NYC) and also toured the UK with post Lou Reed versions of The Velvet Underground(a long story to be sure). George and his wife Lauren are the founders and co-directors of The Music Cottage in Brewster NY, where George teaches guitar, electric bass, musical composition and vocal harmony. No matter the technical level their child or adult student, the mission of The Music Cottage is to impart to them the joy of making music! George has also trained audio personnel in computer based audio programs like Reason, Ableton Live, Cubase, and general computer based music audio, and done session work, engineered and/or produced various artists in the Hudson Valley.
Rob Norris(born in NYC) is best known as the bass player for The Bongos--the founding fathers of the '80's Hoboken indie-music scene based out of Maxwell’s (then named the third best club in the America by Rolling Stone Magazine). In addition to the Real Life Action Figures he also plays with the Hudson Valley based band Tulula!. Over the years Rob has played with Blue Paradox, East Of Venus, Living With Elephants, OmU (who twice toured in Cuba), The Rockets (with George), Damo Suzuki (Can), Donovan, Garth Hudson (The Band), Steve Holley (Wings), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), David Johansen (NY Dolls), Carlos Alomar (Bowie), Marshall Crenshaw and Moby--as well as members of R.E.M., The Feelies, Yo La Tengo, Throbbing Gristle, The B-52's, Television, Osibisa and of course The Velvet Underground. He has played in hundreds of venues from San Francisco to New York to London to Berlin and appears on dozens of recordings. Rob's solo CD Morning Becomes Electric is available at all online digital outlets and a songs from his various bands can be found here.
WHAT IS 432? A DIFFERENT TUNING?
We are working on recordings and live video, so hang tight - you'll be able to hear us soon!
From the website: https://attunedvibrations.com/432hz-healing/
On the musical scale where A has a frequency of 440Hz, the note C is at about 261.656 Hz. On the other hand, if we take 8Hz as our starting point and work upwards by five octaves (i.e. by the seven notes in the scale five times), we reach a frequency of 256Hz in whose scale the note A has a frequency of 432Hz.
According to the harmonic principle by which any produced sound automatically resonates all the other multiples of that frequency, when we play C at 256 Hz, the C of all other octaves also begins to vibrate in “sympathy” and so, naturally, the frequency of 8Hz is also sounded. This is why (together with many other mathematical reasons) the musical pitch tuned to 432 oscillations per second is known as the “scientific tuning.”
This tuning was unanimously approved at the Congress of Italian musicians in 1881 and recommended by the physicists Joseph Sauveur and Felix Savart as well as by the Italian scientist Bartolomeo Grassi Landi.
In contrast, the frequency chosen in London in 1953 as the worldwide reference frequency and which all music today has been tuned to, has come to be defined as ‘disharmonic’ because it has no scientific relationship to the physical laws that govern our universe.
432Hz is the harmonic intonation of nature
According to the above information, playing and listening to music that has been tuned to 432Hz would make your body, and the organic world which surrounds it, resonate in a natural way. This would fill you with a sense of peace and well-being, regardless of the kind of song chosen to play or listen to.
Opening your ears for music that has been tuned to the “scientific” 432Hz frequency would benefit the entire planet and everyone who lives on it, while listening to music tuned to the “disharmonic” 440Hz frequency does harm by causing stress, negative behaviors and unstable emotions.
Listening to 432Hz music resonates inside your body, releases emotional blockages, and expands consciousness. 432Hz music allows you to tune into the knowledge of the universe around us in a more intuitive way.