He has given solo concerts at The Wigmore Hall, Palais des Beaux Arts – Brussels, The Purcell Room, ICA, Olympia, Wembley, Royal Commonwealth Institute, Ronnie Scott’s Club, The Albion Club, The Crucible Club, Cockpit Theatre, Unity Theatre, Collegiate Theatre, Little Theatre Club, Tate Gallery, Gimpel Fils Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Arnolfini Gallery, Falmouth School of Art, Middlesex Polytechnic, Ealing Poly, Reading Poly, Cambridge University, Bradford University, Bangor University, Leeds University, City University, University of Avalon, Harper Adams Agricultural College, Goldsmith College, Emerson College, The Serpentine Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, Windsor Arts Centre, Cornwall Arts Centre, St James Church Piccadilly, etc…..
Being interested in the healing application of music since 1966, he began to further explore this aspect in 1972 using his ever-growing large collection of Eastern sacred percussion instruments. In 1977 he began to unfurl his own particular form of sound healing (SPIRITUAL SOUND HEALING) which, in 1982 incorporated some of his Tibetan Singing bowls and, since 1984, has meant unfolding another one of his own unique and highly original methods of sound healing pioneering the exclusive use of a collection of almost 70 specially selected Tibetan Singing Bowls. His form of sound healing blends spiritual healing, spiritual colour healing, clairvoyance, intuition, and psychoacoustics whilst concentrating upon the Chakras using a special selection of ancient singing bowls that work upon the chakras.
Check out the three articles on SOUND HEALING.
He is also a director of several companies. In 1977 he founded his own Record company GOLDENHAWK PUBLICATIONS, which released five cassettes. In 1988 he founded his second Record company MOUNTAIN BELL MUSIC, which has released 6 cassettes, and 27 CDs. In 1983 he founded THE NEW FOREST NICHOLAS ROERICH GROUP – which now occasionally gives audio-visual presentations/lectures about the artist and related subjects plus selling postcards and reproductions of Roerich’s paintings (the reproductions mostly at public events). He is also an honorary member of THE BRITISH HARRY PARTCH SOCIETY and honorary member of THE SOUND RESEARCH GROUP. He is a member of IAST – International Association of Sound Therapy. He became an endorsee for PAISTE in 1973 (major world producers of Cymbals, Gongs, and metal sounds).
Frank has appeared on 100 releases (LPs, MCs, & CDs) with 55 of these being solo albums in addition to this he has also appeared on several Videos plus music for Videos and three Library albums. He composed and performed the soundtrack to the award-winning film TEN BULLS (winner of the Da Vinci best experimental film award 2006) released on DVD. He was also commissioned to compose special music for an installation in the Millennium Dome.
He has appeared on many record labels including: RCA/Victor, EMI, Island, Virgin, Celestial Harmonies, ISIS Records, Jade Island, Incus, Ogun, Quartz!, Sunbeam Records, Golden Hawk Publications and Mountain Bell Music.
He has worked with the following eminent persons: –
Joel Andrews (veteran New Age musician/harpist/metaphysician)
For GOLDEN FLUTE Records. ‘Inside the Magic of Findhorn’.
For the London Theatre Group (‘Agamemnon’)
Evan Parker (Improvising Saxophonist – Soprano & Tenor saxes)
In the Frank Perry Trio and the Alan Davie Music Workshop
Derek Bailey (Improvising guitarist – deceased Christmas Day 2005)
In the Frank Perry Trio, The Derek Bailey Group, & Company (Derek Bailey’s group)
Chris McGregor & Mongezi Feza (the late)
Chris McGregor groups – trios and duos.
Chrysalis Theatre Group (Peter Bridgemont – School of Steiner Acting)
For ‘The Hall of Maat.’
Alan Davie (famous Scottish artist)
In various improvising groups – mostly duo. LP ‘Suite for Prepared Piano and mini Drums’.
Keith Tippett (piano and composer)
Co-founding the improvising jazz group Ovary Lodge and in Ark and Centipede (performances).
Julie Tippetts (ne Driscoll – pop singer & fashion model – now working with her incredible Voice)
In Ovary Lodge, Ark, & Centipede.
Tony Duhig (group JADE WARRIOR – Island Records – deceased)
For JADE ISLES RECORDS release: ‘Discovering Atlantis’.
Brian Eno (Roxy Music)
For the album Obscure No.4 ‘New & Rediscovered Musical Instruments’
Robert Fripp (King Crimson)
For 2 Ovary Lodge RCA/Victor albums & 2 for Fripp’s own label.
Paul Horn (veteran new Age musician/session man)
For GOLDEN FLUTE Records: ‘Inside the Magic of Findhorn’.
David Hykes (Harmonic Choir of New York)
For Almeida Festival & Temple Gallery concert (cassette tape).
David Kossoff (the late – actor/speaker – 2005)
Collaboration ‘Bible& Blues’ Liverpool 1967 (with Black Cat Bones).
Paul Kossoff (the late – FREE & Back Street Crawler)
With Black Cat Bones 1966-1968 (Chicago Blues band).
Russell Mills (Artist)
Co-composing with David Sylvian the music for His Tokyo Installation. Ember Glance.
Willie Rushton (the late – celebrity) at Ronnie Scott’s Club
For a performance of ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’.
David Sylvian (pop singer – solo artist & lead singer group ‘Japan’)
For Virgin Records on ‘Ember Glance’ and recently on ‘Approaching Silence.’
David Toop (musician, writer, and critic on music)
For TEE-PEE with three releases in the late 70s plus another one on Mirliton.
Tim Wheater (ex-Eurhythmics& New Age flautist)
For ALMO Records for ‘Heartland’.
Simon Emerson (Global Village – world music group)
for LUSH Spa ‘Sound Bath’ treatment.
TELEVISION BROADCASTS: –
BBC Royle Progress
BBC It’s Your New Life
For Windsor Arts Centre Solo concert – Local TV
Swedish TV Interview and Solo Concert.
Channel 5 Espresso
RADIO BROADCASTS: –
BBC Radio 3 – Jazz in Britain
Five broadcasts with Ovary Lodge & one with Ark
BBC Radio 3 – Jazz in Britain
Solo performance of Deep Peace
BBC Radio 3 – The Works
New Age feature – interview & music
BBC Radio 4 – Science of Sound series
Interview with Toyah Willcox
KPFK California Imaginary Landscape – Carl Stone
3 individual 2-hour specials on ‘The Music & Philosophy of Frank Perry’
BBC Radio Glasgow
BBC Radio – Shrewsbury
BBC Radio 4 ‘Music & Mysticism’ Series.
Interviewed by Max Steer.
Wessex FM The Eric Peters Show
2 hour show with interview & music.
BBC Radio World Service
For Science & Healing series.
BBC Radio World Service
For the Power of Sound series – for Music Review.
VIDEOS FEATURING FRANK PERRY
(or his music): –
A Circle of Light
The White Eagle Lodge and its Work.
The Oak Dragon Experience
Gaia Video Communications
The Singing Bowls of Tibet.
Aberdeen Spiritualist Church
Music and the Psyche
Conference #1 1995
Lecture & demonstration / concert
Sound Healing with the Singing Bowls of Tibet.
Aberdeen Spiritualist Church
The Singing Bowls of Tibet
WESSEX Research Group
SHAMBHALA, The Legend and the Mystery.
WESSEX Research Group
SHAMBHALA and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings.
WESSEX Research Group
A Tai Chi Experience. TCE01
The Tai Chi Learning Company
The Songs and Rhythm of Life
A/V Concert – Performance
Limits of Belief
(Part One in the Series: JOURNEYS IN INNER SPACE)
Third Eye Vision Films
Winner of best film award Da Vinci festival
Kim Bour Productions
Music – before the film score was ever started.
Various others undocumented (e.g. Findhorn Community, Glastonbury Festival, BBC TV – performances) – wasn’t given a copy – didn’t own either a TV or Video machine at the time! – not for 30 years
WEBSITES FEATURING FRANK PERRY: –
Music and the Psyche
For DEEP PEACE
Under New Age piece.
COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
Guest of Honour at Theosophical Society Summer School. Nottingham University 1994.
Guest of Honour at Theosophical Society Summer School. Leicester University 1995.
Guest of Honour at British Wheel of Yoga annual Conference. Harper Adams Agricultural College 1997
Guest of Honour at Life Foundation International Summer School. Bangor University. 1997
Guest of Honour at Axminster Awareness Group annual Weekend Conference. 1999
Guest of Honour at Theosophical Society HQ St. Petersburg. 1993
Guest of Honour at Museum of Mankind Moscow. 1993
Guest of Honour at Ishwara Nicholas Roerich Museum, St. Petersburg. 1993
Guest of Honour at Nataraja Yoga Institute, London, 1978 & several years
Guest of Honour at Middlesex Polytechnic. 1979
Guest of Honour at Falmouth School of Art (University) 1970 & several years
Guest of Honour at ‘The New Milton Experience’, Stanstead Hall (Spiritualist Centre) 1993& several years running.
Guest of Honour at Satchidananda Yoga Retreat.
Guest of Honour for British Wheel of Yoga Northern Conference Durham University 2001
Guest Lecturer at Cambridge University Music Department for a series of lectures titled ‘The Music of Tibet and the Far East’
Guest Lecturer at City University, Music Department. London
Guest Lecturer at City of Strathclyde University.
Guest Lecturer at Edinburgh University. Department of Religion.
Guest Lecturer at The College of Psychic Studies. London for Sound Forum.
Guest Lecturer at The College of Psychic Studies. London, Weekend Workshops
Guest Lecturer at The College of Psychic Studies. London. 3 years running.
Guest Lecturer at ‘Music & the Psyche’ conferences Nos. 1,2 &3
Guest Lecturer at Shielling Community (Anthroposophical community) Dorset.
Guest Lecturer at International Festival at Bishops Waltham, several years.
Guest Lecturer at The White Eagle Lodge HQ London for series ‘The Spirit and the Arts’
Guest Lecturer at St James’ Piccadilly several times.
Guest Lecturer at Botton Village (Anthroposophical community) Yorkshire.
Guest Lecturer at Life-Ways (alternative health Centre) Stratford-upon-Avon. Several years
Guest Lecturer at The Festival for Mind, Body & Spirit. London. Several years.
Guest Lecturer at the Francis Bacon Society. HQ London. Two lectures.
Guest Lecturer at International Festival of Improvisation. Pisa, Italy.
Guest Lecturer at Salisbury International Festival of Light. 1992
Guest Teacher on the Music Faculty of Emerson College (Anthroposophical College) International Summer School – several years running.
Guest Speaker at Northern Light – Global Conference International Festival at Bradford University, 1996
Guest Speaker at The Twelfth Darwin College Lecture Series 1997 Cambridge University.
Guest Speaker at Orientation (alternative health centre) Neals Yard, London
Guest Speaker at Healthworks (alternative health centre) Stirling
Guest Speaker at Findhorn Foundation
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society Glasgow several times
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society Edinburgh several times
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society Dundee
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society Inverness
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society London One Day workshops – several years
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society Cardiff
Guest Speaker at Theosophical Society Bournemouth several years.
Guest Speaker at Lucis Trust Bournemouth.
Guest Speaker at Aberdeen Spiritualist Church – several years.
Guest Speaker at Stirling Spiritualist Church – several years.
Guest Speaker at Southampton Spiritualist Church many times
Guest Speaker at Shirley Spiritualist Church several times
Guest Speaker at Parkstone Spiritualist Church several times
Guest Speaker at Ringwood Spiritualist Church
Guest Speaker at Branksome Park Spiritualist Church
Guest Speaker at Portsmouth Temple of Spiritualism. Several times.
Guest Speaker at Hythe Spiritualist Church
Guest Speaker at Bitterne Spiritualist Church several times
Guest Speaker at St James’ Piccadilly several times.
Guest Speaker at The White Eagle Lodge Temple, Hampshire several times.
Guest Speaker at The White Eagle Lodge London several times.
Guest Speaker at The White Eagle Daughter Lodge Bournemouth several years.
Guest Speaker at The Church of The White Eagle, Los Angeles.
Guest Speaker at The White Eagle Lodge Bishops Waltham.
Guest Speaker at Rosicrucian AMORC HQ London. Several one-day workshops.
Guest Speaker at Rosicrucian AMORC Bristol Group. One day workshop.
Guest Speaker at Sound Healing Conference London. Caduceus. 1999
Guest Speaker at Shielling Community, Dorset
Guest Speaker at WESSEX Research Group, Yeovil
Guest Speaker at WESSEX Research Group, Bournemouth.
Guest Speaker at Windsor Arts Centre. Several times
Guest Speaker at Windsor Arts Centre International Conference.
Guest Speaker at The Dove Centre, Belfast – twice
Guest Speaker at Kingston Positive Living group.
Guest Speaker at Ringwood Positive Living group.
Guest Speaker at Bournemouth Positive Living group.
Guest Speaker at Festival of Tibet, Shrewsbury
Guest Speaker International Festival of Mind, Body & Spirit London.
Guest Speaker at Nataraja Yoga Centre North London. 2005
Guest Workshop Leader at the International Festival for Mind, Body & Spirit London for several years.
Guest Workshop Leader at Hourne Farm Sound Research weekends.
Guest Workshop Leader at Gaunts House Spring & Summer Gatherings many years
Guest Workshop Leader at Gaunts House Weekend and 4 day workshops.
Guest Workshop Leader at Findhorn Foundation Arts Festival 1981
Guest Workshop Leader at Northern Light Global Conference & International Festival Bradford University 1996.
Guest Workshop Leader at the 9th International Life Foundation International Conference Bangor University 1997
Guest Workshop Leader at the Caduceus Sound Healing Day 1999
Guest Workshop Leader at the Caduceus Day Conference on THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND & MUSIC 2000
Guest Workshop Leader at MUSIC & HEALING series Lewisham.
Guest Workshop Leader at the Healing Sounds Festival, Brighton, 2000.
Guest Workshop Leader at Reiki, Leicester University, 2003.
Guest Workshop Leader at British Wheel of Yoga, Northampton 2003.
Guest Workshop Leader, Sussex Spiritual Healers, at the Harry Edwards Sanctuary, 2003
Guest Workshop Leader at Nataraja Yoga Centre, North London.
Guest Performer at Caduceus Sound Healing Conference. London. 1999
Guest Performer at Emerson College several years running.
Guest Performer at the Twelfth Darwin College Lecture Series. Cambridge University. 1997
Guest Performer at Gaunts House for several years since its inception.
Guest Performer for Eagles Wing shamanic group. Many years
Guest Performer for St. James Piccadilly. London
Guest Performer at The Dove Centre, Belfast.
Guest Performer at Festival of Tibet, Shrewsbury.
Guest Performer at the International Festival for Mind, Body & Spirit London most years since inception in 1976.
Guest Performer at Northern Light – Global Conference and International Festival, Bradford University, 1996
Guest Performer at College of Psychic Studies, London. (Initiator of the project).
Guest Soloist at Salisbury Festival. Station House Opera, ‘The Salisbury Proverbs’ with composer Howard Moody. Performed Cathedral Close, Salisbury June 1997.
Guest Performer at the White Eagle Lodge, London (13 times)
Guest Performer at the White Temple, of The White Eagle Lodge, Hampshire (HQ – several times)
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