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Nada Brahma. Die Welt ist Klang. (edition 2005)

by Joachim-Ernst Berendt, Joachim-Ernst Berendt (Author)

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Title:Nada Brahma. Die Welt ist Klang.
Authors:Joachim-Ernst Berendt
Other authors:Joachim-Ernst Berendt (Author)
Info:Rowohlt Tb. (2005), Taschenbuch, 307 pages
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The World Is Sound: Nada Brahma: Music and the Landscape of Consciousness by Joachim-Ernst Berendt



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The interesting fact about this book is that it is also available as the first of three 13 hour radio program / CD's with numerous, beautiful sound examples. All are available at zweitausendeins.de as CD's (German only). Amazing musical examples, Berendt is narrating himself though and his voice is a little unpleasant. ( )
  hohlwelt | Mar 8, 2006 |
Joachim-Ernst Behrendt is jazzkenner en producent van concerten en platen. Nada Brahma is de neerslag van een radioprogramma van de Sudwestfunk. Het boek heeft een eenvoudige boodschap: alles is een, en dat ene is geluid. Deze boodschap is niet nieuw; van de getallenmystiek van Pythagoras tot "De compositie van de wereld" van Mulisch is zij verkondigd. Maar zelden zo verward als in dit boek: Behrendt verzamelt flarden Zen-Boeddhisme, Indiase mystiek, etymologie, kosmologie en molecuulfysica en vermengt die, niet gehinderd door vakkennis of methodologische scrupules, tot een gewichtig aandoende maar helaas onverteerbare brij. Het meest leesbaar zijn de aanhangsels over het Japan van nu en over India en Jazz. Bevat noten, index, en discografie.

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Scientists have only recently learned that the particles of an oxygen atom vibrate in a major key and that blades of grass ‘sing.” Europe’s foremost jazz producer takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, exploring the musical traditions of diverse cultures and reaffirming what the ancients have always known--the world is sound, rhythm, and vibration. Berendt’s book is alive with his experiences--living in Bali, studying at a Zen monastery in Kyoto, and encountering budding jazz stars in Indonesia, Japan, Europe, and the United States. Drawing from his friendships with composers and performers as well as his knowledge of new physics and Tantra, cybernetics, Sufism, and the works of Hermann Hesse, he reveals the importance of sound in shaping cultural and spiritual life worldwide.

A tribute to the work of many of the greatest figures of our age--including Hans Kayser, Jean Gebser, Sufi Hazrat lnayat Khan, musicians John Coltrane and Ravi Shankar--Berendt’s book suggests that hearing, rather than seeing, is the key to a more spiritual experience of consciousness. His discussion of sound in relation to mathematics, logic, sacred geometry, myth, and sexuality is practical as well as theoretical, offering readers a variety of techniques for developing the ear as an organ of spiritual perception.

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