Monday, December 12, 2016

The influence of Buddhist sounds at NYC's Rubin Museum

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Soundwalk created "Himilayan Wind" a kaleidoscope of images of prayer wheels and frescoes at the monasteries visited in Upper Mustang, Nepal.
NEW YORK---The Rubin Museum of Art is an oasis of calm and beauty. It's series, "Sacred Spaces" invites visitors to reflect on devotional activities in awe-inspiring places. For the second iteration of the exhibition, the Museum commissioned an installation by Soundwalk Collective in collaboration with sound artist Francisco López called Khandroma: Himalayan Wind, which transports visitors to the high Himalayas through sound. In the spring and summer of 2016 Soundwalk Collective and Francisco López traveled to Upper Mustang, Nepal, to record the sounds in and surrounding the world’s highest monasteries. [link]

The Rubin Museum of Art: "Sacred Spaces: Himalayan Wind and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room" (Through June 5, 2017); 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY; (212)620-5000; rubinmuseum.org

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