平河出版社 (Japan) 2007
978-4-89203-300-1 (Used Book) Book, Softcover, Obi (rubbed/faded)
size : 12.6 x 18.8 x 2.2cm 430g
condition : EX+
language : Japanese
Written by Hazrat Inayat Khan, a vina player/singer who was active in India from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, this book is a complete translation of the second volume of the 14-volume "The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan" published in 1926. The book is translated by Toshiyuki Tsuchitori, a Japanese musician who introduced many of his works in the guidebook "OBSCURE SOUND REVISED EDITION". The book is a discussion on sound and music, starting from Sufism, an Islamic mystical philosophy, about music itself, the impact of music on the body, and the mystical meaning of sound. It is as if there is a clue hidden in the book as to why we are so fascinated with listening to music. There are some parts that are difficult to understand, but I think it would be better to read the Foreword and Afterword by Mr. Tsuchitori first, and then move on to the main text.
The following is from the obi
Life is music!
Waves, sounds, voices, words - All life expresses tones and rhythms, and the universe moves according to the laws of harmony. The mysteries of sound as told by Hazrat Inna Yat Khan, a master of Indian music and a preacher of Sufism.