Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert













ABOUT THE PRESENTERS


philip glassPhilip Glass

For more than five decades, Philip Glass continues to be at the forefront of contemporary music and art. In the early 1960s, Glass spent two years of intensive study in Paris with Nadia Boulanger and, while there, earned money by transcribing Ravi Shankar’s Indian music into Western notation. By 1974 Glass had a number of innovative projects, creating a large collection of new music for The Philip Glass Ensemble and for the Mabou Mines Theater Company. This period culminated in Music in Twelve Parts and the landmark opera Einstein on the Beach, for which he collaborated with Robert Wilson. Since Einstein, Glass has expanded his repertoire to include music for opera, dance, theater, chamber ensemble, orchestra and film. His scores have received Academy Award nominations (Kundun, The Hours, Notes on a Scandal) and a Golden Globe (The Truman Show). Several new works have been unveiled, including two operas in 2013 (The Lost, for the opening of the new opera house in Linz Austria, and The Perfect American, about the death of Walt Disney). Glass’s newest opera, based on Kafka’s The Trial, premiered at London’s Covent Garden in October 2014. The Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel with Katia and Marielle Labeque will premiere his Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra in May 2015.



laurie andersonLaurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology.  As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Anderson's live shows range from simple spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances. She has published seven books and her visual work has been presented in major museums around the world. Just a few of her many career highlights include her 2002 appointment as the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated in her 2004 touring solo performance “The End of the Moon”.  In 2007 she received the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution to the arts. In 2011 she was awarded with the Pratt Institute’s Honorary Legends Award.   Her exhibition “Boat” curated by Vito Schnabel opened in May of 2012.  She has just finished residencies at both CAP in UCLA in Los Angeles and EMPAC in Troy, New York.

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Tenzin Choegyal

Born to a nomad family in Tibet, Tenzin Choegyal grew up in the refugee community in northern India after his family fled intolerable repression in Tibet in the early 1970s. After moving to Australia in 1997 Tenzin quickly became popular on the festival circuit. He has collaborated with many notable musicians both in Australia and abroad, has released five albums and is Creative Director of the acclaimed Festival of Tibet in Brisbane, Australia. With his extraordinary vocal ability and skill on the Dranyen (Tibetan lute) and Lingbu, Tenzin creates original compositions, which uniquely reflect his cultural lineage. Through the Festival of Tibet, the Women with Wisdom concert series and home concerts throughout Australia, Tenzin Choegyal raises much needed funds for the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India, which care for and educate thousands of children living in exile. Tenzin Choegyal’s much anticipated new album, Heart Strings, is due for release in January 2015.



The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips
Three-time Grammy Award winning psychedelic alt-rock band, The Flaming Lips, fronted by Wayne Coyne, have set themselves apart in all the right ways. In 1993, their song “She Don’t Use Jelly,” launched their mainstream success into the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top 10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Widely considered to be one of the group's most accessible and undeniably popular songs, “Do You Realize??" from the 2002 gold-certified album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots continues to enjoy a life all its own and has been utilized and licensed in countless TV shows, films and advertising campaigns due to the universally profound lyrical sentiments that have touched the hearts of so many people around the world. It was been adopted as the Official Rock Song of Oklahoma from 2009 to April 2013 and ranked #31 on Rolling Stone's “100 Best Songs of the 2000s”. Critically acclaimed for their elaborate live shows featuring puppets, balloons and even a man-sized bubble, it’s only right that Q Magazine named The Flaming Lips one of the “50 Bands to See Before You Die.



Ashley MacIsaac
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Ashley MacIsaac is known as the bad-boy of World Music, this Nova Scotian found international acclaim in folk and roots music circles playing the fiddle in the working-class, pub-stomp Cape Breton way: fast, furious and with phenomenal precision.  He is one of the top Celtic influenced Roots artists in North America of all time. Considered a traditionalist who takes the old fiddling conventions in newfangled directions, MacIsaac puts his own spin on the sounds he was brought up with.  A rebel who recreates Celtic music with an updated, mass-appeal quality is the approach that led to MacIsaac working with an impressive array of talent: David Byrne, Phillip Glass & the Chieftains to name a few. MacIsaac broke through to the mainstream with the genre-bending Hi!, How Are You Today? in 1995.  International radio play for the single, Sleepy Maggie, and a regular slot on Canadian video channel Much Music, MacIsaac was soon a Canadian icon.





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