Pir Zia Inayat-Khan | The Seven Pillars Soundscape: A Contemplative Journey Toward Wisdom (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)

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The Seven Pillars Soundscape: A Contemplative Journey Toward Wisdom (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)

by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Experience the captivating, mystical soundscape of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom through this extraordinary audio journey.
Genre: Spoken Word: Mood Music
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1. Prelude: Sophia (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)
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2. Pillar One: The Journey of Life (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)
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3. Pillar Two: The Living Universe (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)
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4. Pillar Three: Our Sacred Heritage (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)
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5. Pillar Four: The Great Mystery (feat. Bisan Toron & Kane Mathis)
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6. Pillar Five: The Cry (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)
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7. Pillar Six: What May Be (feat. Kane Mathis & Bisan Toron)
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8. Pillar Seven: The Pledge (feat. Bisan Toron & Kane Mathis)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Seven Pillars House of Wisdom announces the worldwide release of an astounding new half-hour audio production, entitled "The Seven Pillars Soundscape: A Contemplative Journey Toward Wisdom". This original audio recording is a companion to the newly released multimedia electronic book, "The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom" on the iTunes Bookstore. The soundtrack of "The Seven Pillars Soundscape" features selections of text from the eBook narrated by Seven Pillars' founder Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, with accompanying music by Kane Mathis and vocals by Bisan Toron. Experience the captivating, mystical soundscape of The Seven Pillars through this extraordinary audio journey!

The subject of the recording, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, have been brought to life over the past several years by a distinguished group of scholars, artists, spiritual leaders and others. The Pillars invite the reader to embark on an inspirational journey toward a living wisdom that can help us address the urgent social and ecological needs of our time.

This recording is designed to be a powerful meditation that you can listen to over and over again, as a companion on your journey toward wisdom and exploration of the meaning of one’s life.

About Seven Pillars House of Wisdom

Seven Pillars House of Wisdom brings together a diverse community of people devoted to cultivating a living wisdom for our time. We draw on the intelligence of the natural world, humanity's sacred heritage, and contemplative insight to inform and inspire this pursuit. Through gatherings, media and the arts, we explore ways to respond with integrity and beauty to the needs of the world.

About Pir Zia Inayat-Khan (Narrator)

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Ph.D., is a scholar and teacher in the Sufi lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. As the leader of the Sufi Order International, Pir Zia guides Sufi communities in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the South Pacific. Pir Zia is founder of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, and also of Sulūk Academy, a school of contemplative study with branches in the United States and Europe. His most recent books include Saracen Chivalry: Counsels on Valor, Generosity and the Mystical Quest and Caravan of Souls: An Introduction to the Sufi Path of Hazrat Inayat Khan. www.pirzia.org

About Kane Mathis (Music)

Kane Mathis began his musical career at age sixteen, playing at blues and jazz clubs in Chicago and performing with legends like Barrelhouse Chuck and Harmonica Todd. He spent five years performing at festivals and roadhouses before attending The Lawrence Conservatory to study Jazz and classical guitar. He holds a diploma from The Tiramang Traditional music school in the Gambia and he has performed for the President of the Gambia, the American Ambassador to the Gambia, and he has appeared on Gambian National Radio and Television. He is a Chamber Music America grant recipient and an Earshot Jazz Album of the Year winner. Kane is also one of the leading interpreters of Ottoman classical music, having studied with Mutlu Torun of Istanbul’s I.T.U. conservatory before beginning a five-year apprenticeship with oud virtuoso Münir Nurettin Beken. As a composer, Kane is regularly commissioned to create original works for dance, theater, media, and instrumental ensembles. Kane’s new works are created for live performance and fixed media, and merge his classical experience with African and Middle Eastern music with new forms, electronic media and synthesis. www.kanemathis.com

About Bisan Toron (Vocals)

Bisan Toron is an experimental world music vocalist and voice teacher. Born in Syria and raised in Paris and New York, Bisan studied classical voice performance at NYU and holds a masters degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. She did further studies in voice and improvisation with the Roy Hart-based company, Pantheatre in France. Her music is informed by a multitude of cultures and vocal traditions, which she threads with vocal articulations that arise from the moment. Her debut CD, ‘Backstage Reveries, Voice Sketches by Bisan Toron,’ was released in 2008 and her second album, ‘Toward the Roar,’ is due for release in Fall 2014. Bisan was voice professor at ESADIB, National College of Dramatic Arts in Mallorca, Spain from 2008-2010 and has since been performing and teaching voice independently across Europe and the United States. She currently resides in New York. www.bisantoron.com

About Laurie Lane-Zucker (Co-Producer)

Laurie Lane-Zucker: Seven Pillars’ Executive Director, "impact" entrepreneur, writer, editor, lecturer and spokesperson on environmental, educational and entrepreneurial issues. He has a long background in film, publishing, and other media, and has worked on Oscar-winning films, published national bestselling and award-winning books, and directed a leading environmental magazine.

About Corin Girard (Co-Producer)

Corin Lee Girard: Seven Pillars’ Senior Program Manager with a background in communications and event coordination, who is passionate about community development, culture, the exploration of gender and sexuality, and studying, dancing and teaching Argentine Tango.

Lyrics Team

Christopher Bamford
Robin Becker
Corin Girard
Lee Irwin
Shams Kairys
Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
Laurie Lane-Zucker
Deepa Patel
Deborah Rabia Povich

TO LEARN MORE: www.sevenpillarshouse.org

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