23 June 2018 -
Canal Street Communications, Pomegranate Arts and HOTA, Home Of The Arts presents Songs from the Bardo.
In this musical presentation of texts from the Tibetan Book of the Dead, (also known as the Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo), Anderson and the renowned singer Tenzin Choegyal present their interpretation of the treasured words and images of this ancient text.
Using voice, percussion and strings the musicians invoke the teachings and imagery -sky, water, earth and fire- of the Tibetan conception of the ever dissolving bardo.
About Laurie Anderson
Unapologetically experimental, Laurie Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. In 2015 she directed the film Heart of a Dog inspired by her terrier Lolabelle, dedicated to her late husband Lou Reed.
About Tenzin Choegyal
Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador. Born to a family of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal was forced into exile in India as his family fled the repression in Tibet. Over the years, Tenzin has created a successful international career as a musician, playing at such prestigious events as Woodford Folk Festival, WOMAD and several Concerts for Tibet House at Carnegie Hall.