[ Smithsonian Folkways / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 27 September 2019
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'Songs from the Bardo' begins with a bell ringing out once, twice, three times, as a ritualistic chant emerges from the dense silence. The collaborative composition by avant-garde icon Laurie Anderson, Tibetan multi-instrumentalist Tenzin Choegyal, and composer and activist Jesse Paris Smith is a guided journey through the visionary text of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, unfolding in an 80-minute ebb and flow of sound and words. Songs from the Bardo is a transporting experience, meant to draw the listener into the present moment and provide a framework for inner exploration. Anderson, Choegyal, and Smith fuse modern compositional techniques with the mystique of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to make these visionary traditions more accessible to a new generation of listeners and to reveal the ancient wisdoms contained within.
Homage To The Gurus
Heart Sutra Song - Gone Beyond
The Three Jewels
Listen Without Distraction
Dancing With The Crescent Knife
Natural Form Of Emptiness
Lotus Born, No Need To Fear
Moon In The Water