December 2, 6 PM
Location: Payne Room
This event is free and open to the public
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Join us Saturday, December 2, at 6 pm, for Continuum: Solo Performances by Techung and YESH. Reflecting the pairing of traditional and contemporary visual art in Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art, Continuum (རྒྱུད) features solo performances of traditional Tibetan music by Techung and contemporary Tibetan music by YESH, whose work is featured in Elevator Music 47: Xenometok for Mutualism through January 14, 2023.
The event is free and open to the public. Join before the performance for Gade’s Ice Buddha and Forms of Awakening Tour at 4:30 pm.
Techung is a prominent Tibetan singer/songwriter living in exile in the Adirondacks, New York. He is best known for his performances of traditional Tibetan music, dance, and opera under the name Tashi Dhondup Sharzur. However, he uses his childhood nickname, Techung, when performing as a solo artist. Whether performing in traditional or contemporary styles, his dual goals are to revive Tibetan music in the Tibetan community and to expose the rich performing cultural tradition of his homeland to the world community.
YESH is a Tibetan singer / artist born and raised in Switzerland, based in New York City and Zurich. Yesh performed recently live at Le Consulat in Paris, the Rubin Museum of Art in New York and at Basel Social Club at Art Basel in Basel. Together with the collective xenometok she developed 49 days, a multimedia music and dance performance theater piece, which was presented in 2022 at the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zurich, in 2023 at L’arsenic Les Urbaines in Lausanne, at Kaserne Basel and will be shown in Brussel at the Kaaitheater in April 2024. Yesh is currently working with Asma Maroof on her first concept debut album.