Dr John Sharpley is composer, performer and teacher with a unique and multi-faceted career spanning geographic and cultural borders. Born in Houston, Texas, USA, he has a Doctorate in Composition from Boston University; a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from the University of Houston; in addition to diplomas for piano, violin, and composition at the National Conservatory of Music in Strasbourg, France. His composition teachers include Michael Horvit, David Del Tredici, John Harbison, Betsy Jolas and Leonard Bernstein.
Subsequently he was appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University co-directing a music programme in Singapore. He has been featured in concerts, universities, conferences and festivals across the globe recently including the Performer’s Present Symposium, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), solo recital of original works (Kathmandu, Nepal), Illinois Wesleyan University, the New Composition Festival (Bangkok), the Texas Music Teachers’ Association Convention, the Asian Composers League Festivals (New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines), Singapore Piano Pedagogy Symposium, the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Symposium (Melbourne), Across Oceans International Festival (Toronto), and the Hong Kong Asian Arts Festival, San Francisco State University, Concordia (Montreal), University of Houston and the Present of Orchestra Festival (Kyoto, Japan) in addition to adjudicating music competitions.
Formerly composer-in-residence for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, he is also founder of Our Music Foundation Nepal based in Kathmandu and currently lectures at LaSalle College of the Arts (Singapore).
EMPOWERING THROUGH SOUND: SCIENCE AND SPIRIT OF SOUND HEALING
A bibliography by Dr. John Sharpley
INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE BOOKS
Alexander, Stephon. THE JAZZ OF PHYSICS: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe. New York. Basic Books. 2016.
Beaulieu, John. MUSIC AND SOUND IN THE HEALING ARTS: An Energy Approach. New York. Station Hill Press. 1987.
Beredt, Joachim-Ernst. Translated by Tim Nevill. THE THIRD EAR: On Listening to the World.New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1992.
Campell, Don. MUSIC PHYSICIAN FOR TIMES TO COME: An Anthology by Don Campell. Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Quest Books. 1991.
Campell, Don. THE MOZART EFFECT: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit. New York. Avon Books. 1997.
Capra, Fritjof. THE TAO OF PHYSICS: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism. Boulder, Colorado, USA. Shambhala Publications. 1975.
Gleick, James. CHAOS: Making a New Science. New York. Viking Books. 1987.
James, Jamie. THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES: Music, Science and the Natural Order of the
Universe. New York. Copernicus. 1993.
Jeans, Sir James. SCIENCE AND MUSIC. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. 1937.
Levitin, Daniel. YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC: The Science of a Human Obsession. New York. Plume. 2007.
McMclellan, Randall. THE HEALING FOCES OF MUSIC: History, Theory and Practice. New York. Amity House. 1988.
Rothstein, Edward. EMBLEMS OF THE MIND; The Inner life of Music and Mathematics. New York. Times Books. 1995.
Sacks, Oliver. MUSICOPHILIA: Tales of Music and the Brain. New York. Knopf. 2007
Storr, Anthony. MUSIC AND THE MIND. New York. Balantine Books. 1993.
INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE YOUTUBE VIDEOS
MY STROKE OF INSIGHT by Jill Bolte Taylor (2008) (TedTalk) https://youtu.be/UyyjU8fzEYU
ART MEETS SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY IN A CHANGING ECONOMY (1990)
Part 1/5: "FROM FRAGMENTATION TO WHOLENESS" (Dalai Lama, David Bohm, Robert Rauschenberg) http://youtu.be/rydvSn7bBbY
Part 2/5: "THE CHAOTIC UNIVERSE" (Ilya Prigogine, John Cage, Huston Smith) http://youtu.be/y4AnTsB-OsQ
Part 3/5: "CRISIS OF PERCEPTION" (Francisco Varela, Mother Tessa Bielecki) http://youtu.be/Womauwdyjl8
Part 4/5: "THE TRANSFORMING WORLD" (Rupert Sheldrake, Sogyal Rinpoche, Lawrence Weiner) http://youtu.be/YNkLOcKqh0Q
Part 5/5: "THE SHIFTING PARADIGM" (Marina Abramovic, Fritjof Capra, Raimon Panikkar). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O383LOPbALs
QUANTUM REALITY: SPACE, TIME AND ENTANGLEMENT (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFrBr8oUVXU
QUANTUM PHYSICS CONFIRMS: CONSCIOUSNESS CREATES REALITY! (2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LARXSPARbZU
MUSIC AT THE FRONTIER OF SCIENCE (2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdAJtNblU_g
QUANTUM PHYSICS, MUSIC & CONSCIOUSNESS (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfzjjcXIf9Y
CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE UNIFIED FIELD - QUANTUM PHYSICIST JOHN HAGELIN. WAKE UP! (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyPWvg9dxD4
INFRASOUND AND LOW FREQUENCY NOISE (2018) https://youtu.be/ZXCZ3OyklrE
2 HARGER: A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE IN SOUND. TED TALK (2011) https://youtu.be/mAAxykQH0Wo
COSMIC BACKGROUND RADIATION AMBIENT NOISE (2015) https://youtu.be/WB5jmdJvQeU
THE SOUND THE UNIVERSE MAKES (Janna Levin | TED2011) https://ted.com/talks/janna_levin_the_sound_the_universe_makes
CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. BRUCE LIPTON ABOUT SOUND HEALING (2017) https://youtu.be/O7MmSfo5b9U
THIS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND! DR. BRUCE LIPTON SHOCKED THE WORLD WITH HIS DISCOVERY (2018)
WAKING UP FROM THE MATRIX WITH DR. BRUCE LIPTON (2017) https://youtu.be/uczZ3V2mc24
BRUCE LIPTON: WE COMMUNICATE THROUGH ENERGY (2017) https://youtu.be/Zy-vkYQz12Q
JERRY TENNANT: HEALING IS VOLTAGE (2018) https://youtu.be/pm-Ia6vI4PA
“SOMETHING'S HAPPENING.." THE HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF SOUND HEALING (PART 2) (2016)
“SOMETHING'S HAPPENING.." THE HISTORY AND THE FUTURE OF SOUND HEALING (PART 2) (2016)
SPACE SOUNDS: 12 HOURS OF OUR SOLAR OM NOISE (2015) https://youtu.be/DHIh1GHQG1g
CARL SAGAN - PROFOUND WORDS OF WISDOM (posted in 2011) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECuarAmpK00
TOO CUTE! “EMOTIONAL BABY” (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3xgh-5lxlQ
“ALIVE INSIDE: A STORY OF MUSIC AND MEMORY” (2014) directed by Michael Rossato- Bennett follows social worker Dan Cohen.
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