Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents “Beginner’s Ear” Meditation & Music
Baryshnikov Arts Center presents “Beginner’s Ear” in the John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio. Beginner’s Ear offers an immersive, one-hour listening experience that opens the ear to both silence and sound. Through a meditation guided by Thomas Droge, participants reach a deep state of communal stillness out of which a live musical performance unfolds, visceral and immediate. Violinist Johnny Gandelsman will perform following the meditation, weaving together music spanning four centuries by Biber, Bach, and Stravinsky. A conversation reflecting on the intersection of mindfulness and music moderated by the event’s curator, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, closes the evening.
Grammy award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman’s musical voice reflects the artistic collaborations he has been a part of since moving to the United States in 1995.
Thomas Droge is a classically trained acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher, author, and the founder of the Pathfinder Institute. For three decades he has worked on distilling the practices of qigong, tai chi and meditation to their essential qualities and integrating them into Western culture.
Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center
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