SANDOKAI – Zen & Polyphony was commisioned, performed and recorded by Johan Geerts’ Ensemble Polyfoon conducted by Lieven Deroo. 7 pieces for vocal ensemble a capella based on classical texts of zen buddhism, in innovative translations by Kazuaki Tanahashi (b.1933), Joan Halifax, Taigen Dan Leighton and David Schneider.
The Ten Line Sutra of Avalokitesvara’s Boundless Life – The Sutra on the Heart of Realizing Wisdom Beyond Wisdom – The Four Vows – Reading the Record of Eihei Dogen (Ryokan) – Robe Chant – Vast Boundless World (Dogen) – Sandokai (Sekito).
Luxury edition with 32 pages colour booklet English/French/Dutch; photos of the live concerts and reproductions of artwork by Kaz Tanahashi.
Available from Ensemble Polyfoon for worldwide delivery: € 19 + shipping costs.