Step inside a sound installation of the Diamond World Tantric Buddhist Mandala
How can sound transform our perception of the visual and the spatial?
This event will explore this question, and a multitude of both modern and traditional ways in which sound can be a powerful vehicle for experiencing and understanding Buddhist teachings.
Opening performance by Ta2mi
Presentation by Neil Cantwell
Presentation by Ta2mi
Come anytime! Free and open to all!
FEATURING: Akinobu Tatsumi/TA2MI and Neil Cantwell
TA2MI is a remarkable musician who also happens to be a Jōdo Shinshū Buddhist temple priest. He is as comfortable switching between ritual chanting and beatboxing as he is traversing electronic musical genres in his prodigious creations as a producer. TA2MI will explore the importance of sound and music for him in his role as a priest, both in a traditional ritual context, as well as in using different forms of music to bring different generations to his temple.
Neil Cantwell is Co-Director of the film KanZeOn on Buddhism and Sound and co-creator of the project Japan Sound Portrait, which explores the representation of a place that can emerge through a focus on sound.
Elizabeth Noelle Tinsley is Assistant Professor of East Asian Buddhist Studies at UC Irvine