Josef Rebbe is passionate about developing systems that transfer sound vibrations to the human body and composing music with healing properties.
Aquasonic Soundfloating is one of his inventions.
Another product is the Somasono Sofa, that he developed together with his business partner Joeri Bonsel, and the Equilibrium Lounger, that he developed with Joeri Bonsel, Vince Vijsma and Tom Giles.
The medical applications of their Somasono Sofa is currently being tested in a clinical study in collaboration with the Department of Applied Psychology of the Saxion University Deventer and the Department of Biological Psychology at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Josef was born in 1975 in Meschede, Germany.
From 1997 he studied Composition with Prof. Johannes Fritsch and Electronic Composition with Prof. Hans-Ulrich Humpert at the Univertity of Music Cologne, Germany, where he completed his studies in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music.
From 2002 he has been receiving a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to study Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he completed his studies in 2005 with a Master of Music.
In 2004, Josef began to investigate the effects of tactile sound on the human body.
During this period Josef also trained as a Shiatsu therapist at the CSMBK (Cultural Foundation for Massage and Movement Arts), with Yoshinori Miyashita, and started his own massage practice.
Since 2004 he has also played the keyboard in the rock band NiCad and participated in a number of concert tours, including the SXSW festival in Austin, USA. NiCad has won numerous prizes, including the "Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland", the title "Best CD 2008" and the first prize in the crossover competition "Check MO".
During a concert trip through Israel, Josef floated in the Dead Sea, where the idea came to him to work with tactile sound in water.
In 2012 he founded Pyramidion, a center for healing, inspiration and research in The Hague, where he has since developed Aquasonic Soundfloating.
In addition to being an inventor and composer, Josef is a well-regarded piano teacher in The Hague and Wassenaar, and works as an active session musician and accredited massage therapist.