Book by Perry Frank
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This compendious but very readable volume by one of the legends of Tibetan Singing Bowl playing should quickly establish itself as the definitive study. Particularly useful is the wide scope of the book, which includes not just Tibetan bowls and the techniques used to sound them but Chinese bells, drilbu and ding-sha, the planets, elements and chakras, cymatics, overtones and partials, nada yoga, mantras, symbolism and the astrology of the bowls, their relation to western music, Pythagoras and Newton, and the psychic integrity and true awareness of the bowl user. There is almost nothing that is not here. Although Frank Perry was one of the earliest practitioners of Himalayan Bowls in the 1970s, his music has remained profoundly experimental, so that there are techniques in this book not to be found elsewhere, alongside the clearest and most detailed analysis of how to 'play' the bowls, a combination of simple and technical that shows in Perry's bestselling albums Deep Peace and Celestial Harmonies. Frank's writing is also a revelation of his personal contact with living Himalayan Masters, his immersion in esoteric traditions, meditation and mysticism, and his understanding of other art forms such as the paintings of Nicholas Roerich, where he is an expert.Biographie de l'auteur :
Already an international percussionist when he discovered singing bowls, Frank Perry is widely mentioned in books on percussion and improvisation, including those by Derek Bailey and Bettine/Taylor. He has influenced musicians such as Keith Tippett, Alex Cline and Tim Wheater, has played with Paul Kossoff and recorded with Brian Eno and is familiar with radio, television and modern media. Frank is a master of conventional improvisation, deep meditation, psychic awareness and esoteric study and is the author of many articles, but this is his first book. Out of the spotlight Frank is a true ascetic, for whom the sound experience he is both hearing and creating is paramount.
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Description du livre Polair Publishing, 2014. Paperback. État : Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. N° de réf. du libraire 190539831XD
Description du livre Paperback. État : Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. N° de réf. du libraire GOR006837535
Description du livre Polair Publishing, 2014. État : Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This is simply the widest study of the sacred instruments of the Tibetan region ever, covering singing bowls, drilbu (the Tibetan bandbell) and ting-sha (small paired cymbals). Its author is uniquely qualified, having begun his lifelong association with the bowls back in 1971, when they first started to appear in the West. He has also made no less than 105 recordings, most of them featuring bowls. Frank thus offers forty years of closeness to singing bowls and their sounds in a form that will appeal to everyone their sound touches whether those people approach them from a musical perspective, as sacred sound, or as instruments in sound healing. Covered in this book are no less than 250 different styles of bowl and the techniques that can be employed in drawing musical and consciousness-raising sound from them. Frank discusses basic information about how to choose the right bowl, the wands and mallets to use for each type, and continues into the yoga of sound (nada), mantra, and also the relation of different bowls to the zodiac, the planets and the chakras. He separates them with the cymatic photography of John Stuart Reid, never before applied to bowl sounds. He has many personal stories to tell. Frank writes eloquently of the awareness and integrity required of the bowl user, his relation to the ancient Bonpo priests, to Tibetan Buddhism and Vedic wisdom. He also writes as a percussionist of note and as a student of esoteric wisdom, as at home with the writings of Madame Blavatsky and Alice Bailey as with Nicholas Roerich, Mikhail Aivanhov and White Eagle. Above all his own meditation practice, and his aural supersensitivity, give the reader the richest encounter they are ever likely to get with the most iconic statement of the individual consciousness the sound of the bowl. This may be the only book you need on the subject. Book jacket. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_usedgood_190539831X