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Episode #2735

Tibetan Buddhist-Based Film Scores

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Western film scores built around the sounds of Tibetan Buddhism, including “Kundun” by Philip Glass and “Fate of the Lhapa” by William Susman are featured on this New Sounds program. Listen to some of "Kundun," the score to the 1997 Scorsese film, where Tibetan instruments deepen and enrich Glass's minimalism, and the voices of the Gyuto Monks add an aura of spiritual power. Also, hear some of Susman’s “Fate of the Lhapa” featuring performances by cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (Kronos Quartet Alumnus) and Tibetan vocalist Tsering Wangmo. In this score for the documentary about the last three Tibetan shamans living in a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal, haunting and lyrical sounds of Asian and Western Music merge to set the tone for a spiritual and mystical journey.

#2735, The Sounds of Tibet (First aired on Tues. 11/13/07)

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William Susman

Fate of the Lhapa (soundtrack)

Main Title [3:30]
The Future [4:30]
The Calling [3:30]
Fate [4:30]

www.indigenouslenses.org

Philip Glass

Philip On Film

From Kundun: Sand Mandala [4:00]
Projector [2:00]
Escape To India [10:00]

Nonesuch #79660 ** (5-CD set) www.nonesuch.com

Dadon & David Hykes

Vajra Sky (soundtrack)

Mantra Improvisation [1:30] Om Manu Padme Hung [4:00]

Not commercially released as a CD. The DVD of the film is out now. Information at www.directpictures.com

David Parsons

Dorje Ling

Dorje Ling, excerpt [8:00]

Fortuna/Celestial Harmonies #17076 www.harmonies.com*

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