The Noguchi Museum, in collaboration with Bang on a Can/Cantaloupe Music, hosts a series of innovative music every second Sunday in the summer. With its unparalleled musical sensibility, Bang on a Can is one of the world's best recognized and most powerful ambassadors of contemporary music.
Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo and Russian pianist Anton Batagov first met through their mutual friendship with famed choreographer Bill T. Jones, so it is only natural that their first musical collaboration would be based on movement and improvisation.
A native of Lhasa, Lhamo is known for her hypnotic a cappella performances and her deep spiritual commitment to Tibetan history and culture. Batagov is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and has been described by the L.A. Times as "a Russian Terry Riley." Since the late '90s, he has drawn openly from Buddhist philosophy and practice.
Yungchen Lhamo and Anton Batagov will release their new Cantaloupe Music CD Tayatha on June 25.