Songs From The Bardo

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Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith
Songs From The Bardo

[ 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
Awakened One
The Three Jewels
Brilliant Lights
Listen Without Distraction
Dancing With The Crescent Knife
Natural Form Of Emptiness
Lotus Born, No Need To Fear
Dividing Line
Moon In The Water
Awakened Heart