UK TOUR 2017
This year, three of our monks will be visiting the UK and undertaking a series of workshops, sand mandala exhibitions and performances. As well as a number of our own events, there will be a series of performances in a unique collaboration with BlackMoon 1348 (Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/BlackMoon1348/).
In addition, the monks will be appearing with the Russian Bon group Phurba in London - Phurba's only London performance in 2017. Before Buddhism reached Tibet, practices involving shamanic rites derived from various ancestral cults became known as Bon. Phurpa, led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, is a Moscow-based group in this tradition. This Tibetan monastic choir uses a specific kind of overtone chanting which is based on the principle of the singer's transmogrification during the "chanting meditation". (See an interview with the group's founder at http://www.bardomethodology.com/articles/2016/04/2...)
There will also be two performances with Michael Ormiston & Candida Valentino, the UK's most respected and experienced Mongolian Khöömii Overtone/Undertone Singers. Their unique concerts cross the boundaries between traditional Mongolian Music, Sacred Sound Journeys using Tibetan Singing Bowls, Symphonic Gongs, experimental improvisations with live electronics and original compositions on their vast collection of acoustic instruments. www.soundtransformations.co.uk
Details of the tour are still being finalised, so please keep in touch for more information which will be posted on the website as soon as it is available.
SCHEDULE (as at 20th May 2017)
SAT 15TH JULY Give! 2017, Stanford Hall, Leics with BlackMoon 1348 https://houseofhoney.org/
SUN 16TH JULY Burley
TUE 18TH JULY The Underdog Gallery, London Bridge, London - with Phurba TICKETS: http://www.wegottickets.
FRI 21ST TO SUN 23RD JULY Molly's Den, New Milton - Sand Mandala Exhibition and workshops
SAT 12TH TO SUN 13TH AUGUST New Forest Fairy Festival, Burley http://newforestfairyfestival.com/
THU 17TH TO SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST Tribal Earth Gathering, near Lewes, East Sussex http://www.tribalearth.co.uk/ Including a performance on SAT 19TH AUGUST with BlackMoon 1348
SAT 26TH TO SUN 17TH AUGUST Into the Wild Festival, Wilderness Farm, Edenbridge, Kent https://www.intothewildgathering.com/
SAT 2ND SEPTEMBER Underdog Gallery with BlackMoon 1348 - a collaboration with experimental musicians.
THU 7TH SEPTEMBER Burley
CANCELLED: FRI 22ND SEPTEMBER The Crypt, Bristol with BlackMoon 1348
SAT 23RD TO SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER Hobbycraft, Longham, Bournemouth - Sand Mandala exhibition and workshops