KANNON’S PILLOW is a seven-part suite for piano in which each part enjoys a particular place and function.The music was inspired by a practice of several years of zazen (Zen meditation). The recital is performed by Veerle Peeters (b.1978), a highly acclaimed concert pianist and founder of the prize-winning ensemble Frescamente.
Prelude for Kannon – 37 Wings – Mantra – Robe Chant (piano version) – Riding the Waves – Miracles of Each Moment – Kannon’s Pillow (nocturne).
Total time 72′. 20 page colour booklet English/French/Dutch.
KANNON’S PILLOW was premiered on February 12 2012, in the chapel of the restorated monastery Rosario, Bever, Belgium.
The CD is available for worldwide delivery from this site:
€12 shipping: Belgium € 3 (for 1-3 cd’s) World € 6 (for 1-3 cd’s)
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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.
CD’s available at this site for worldwide delivery; but also at
San Francisco Zen Center Bookstore (USA)
Temple Zen Gyobutsu-ji Nice (France)
Dojo Zen Soto Bordeaux (France)
3 Schätze Bonn (Germany)
Buppo Dojo Roma (Italy)
Kannon Dojo Brussels (Belgium)
Sax Worldmusic Leuven (Belgium)
Zendojo Brugge Brugge,(Belgium)
FNAC Antwerpen (Belgium)
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