Frank Perry

Frank Perry
Published at August 15, 2014

Frank Perry is a modern musical mystic who takes his inspiration from ancient ideas concerning the power of sound to transform consciousness.

Buddhist traditions, the writings of Plato, and Pythagoras’s famous treatise Music of the Spheres are all seriously taken into consideration by this percussionist. Perry has rejected the rhythmic qualities of drums, woodblocks, etc., in favor of instruments like Chinese Buddha gongs and Tibetan bells, producing ethereal, elongated resonances. His albums feature extended compositions that are quiet and delicate, yet abstract in nature, and his liner notes are filled with lengthy discussions of the philosophies behind the music. His work is likely to be fascinating to many listeners, especially those who also enjoy the Celestial Harmonies Tibetan Bells series of releases by Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings. However, people with more conventional musical and religious tastes may find Perry’s style and ideas disturbing.

(bio by Linda Kohanov from


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