Joachim Ernst Berendt. Follow. Follow on Amazon. Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations and more coming soon. Joachim-Ernst Berendt was the author of one of the best known and most admired general histories of jazz. The Jazz Book was originally published in , but. Joachim-Ernst Berendt was born in , in Berlin, as the son of a pastor who was among the leading opponents of Hitler in the German.
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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The World Is Sound: 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. 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.
Paperbackpages. Published May 1st by Destiny Books first published Music and the Landscape of Consciousness. To see what your berebdt thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The World Is Soundplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 28, Melissa rated it it was ok. The first six chapters are very fun, a capricious romp through “Music and the Landscape of Consciousness. After chapter six, the book goes off the rails with ridiculous accusations about the domination of the visual sense over the hearing sense being the root of all that is wrong with the world today.
It is quite a contortionist stretch to get from the lack of harmony in the body causing cancer to the “cancerlike spread of cities and suburbs”. C The first six chapters are very fun, a capricious romp through “Music and the Landscape of Consciousness. Cue Pete Seeger’s “Little Boxes”. He even alludes to nonsense like children becoming psychotic joacyim watching television. My favorite quote from the book: For that reason, the modern television culture is a breeding ground for aggressiveness.
Never does Berendt consider the perspective or even the existence of a deaf or hearing-impaired person. If sound IS life, what is the deaf person– the walking dead? I’m just joachi to go poke my eyeballs out with a tuning fork. An interesting book until he starts his vulgar ranting about the evils of modern life.
It cheapens the book and makes the author look just plain silly. Excuse me while I stumble back to my warm middle-class nest of aggression.
In my cancerlike suburb. I guess it works better as an audio book. See what I did there? Nov 24, Pradeep Ullal rated it it was amazing. Sep 08, bertrand rated it really liked it. A mind blowing erbst of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Quantuum Mechanics,Maths, the physics of Sound and omnipresent Harmonic proportions.
Written by a musician practicing Buddhism, this book offers an experience as well as a powerful platform to revise our perception of Time and Space and Harmony. The end is a lecture in details about the fusion of Jazz and Music from India uoachim the spiritual aspects of that phenomena.
Mar 31, Sanjeev added it. One of my favorites. It’s a book I’m going to read over and over to get the most out of, but I can say this is one of them that allowed me to think about the world through sound, proportion, and unity as opposed to the conventional fragmented way we currently approach it.
Nov 05, Michael rated it it was amazing Shelves: All are available at zweitausendeins.
Amazing musical examples, Berendt is narrating himself though and his voice is a little unpleasant. Amazing insights into the nature of music, the nature of nature and the cosmos. Extensive thoughts on how everything is vibration thus sound and how that interacts with our being and thus consciousness.
How all this leads to communcition and links to improvisation. Dec 12, Grig rated it it was amazing. This is exceptionally well written and contains enough inspiration for a lifetime! I need to read it again! After I finished this, I wanted more, so I read more, but no other book on the esoteric perspective of music really satisfied me like this did.
Jan 07, Jean rated it liked it Shelves: It was a difficult read for me. I am very much interested in mantras and sacred sounds from shintoism meditation practices and I was hoping that this book would have shed some light in some areas that I had questions.
Never the less joafhim was a good read. A wonderful exploration, difficult to classify, but well worth the time. Jun 13, T. Reading this very closely for a long time; not done yet as it needs digesting. Phenomenally good so far Amazing, opened my eyes and ears to myriad of possibilities. It has taken me on a journey of discovery that continues. Thank goodness for Inter-Library loans who made it possible to borrow a copy. Mar 20, Robin Boudreaux rated it it was amazing. Rhett Palmer rated it it was amazing Joachin 12, Justin K rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Lois Eure rated it really liked it Aug 30, Alberto Martinez rated it really liked it Oct 20, Balthazar rated it really liked ednst Dec 17, Christopher Jung rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Michael rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Andreas rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Brenda Peterson rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Stephen Hodgdon rated it it berenct amazing Mar 29, Tiziana rated it it was ok Oct 13, Philipp Antar rated it did not like it Oct 12, Bart Fermie rated it really liked it Jul 30, Edmund Handias rated it it was ernstt Dec beremdt, Meenal Nigam rated it really liked it Jun 01, Miyuki rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Jonathan rated it it was ok Apr 19, Description edit and possibly double entry 2 17 May 20, Books by Joachim-Ernst Berendt.
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