Vaults: Gyuto Monks of Tibet

The Gyuto Monks of Tibet together with their "spokesperson," composer Philip Glass, visited the WNYC studio for this New Sounds From the Vaults. Listen to the traditional chanting of the sutras with their voices, accompanied by short and long trumpets that look like alpine horns, along with percussion. This 1995 live performance features some of the striking ritual music of this otherworldly Tibetan choir, which has also worked with Philip Glass, Mickey Hart, and other Western musicians. Music from the Philip Glass opera Satyagraha, based on a portion of the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, rounds out the show.

PROGRAM #1169: a visit by the Gyuto Monks of Tibet (First aired: 3-1-95)





The Gyuto Monks of Tibet


The Self-immolation of Yamantaka {9:30}
Mahakala {21:30}

The Gyuto Monks have recorded for the Nonesuch/ Explorer and Rykodisc labels.**
Their CDs are also online*

Philip Glass


Satyagraha Act II, Scene I, “Confrontation and Rescue,” excerpt {13:00}

Sony #62960

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page