The Rubin Museum of Art: The Sound of Emptiness

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 7:00 pm

This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.

Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
Manhattan, NY


Composer/performance artist Meredith Monk takes the stage as part of the 8th annual Brainwave: The Attachment Trap at the Rubin Museum of Art. The "attachment trap" is a metaphor for a core Buddhist principle: by holding tightly to external sources of happiness, we prevent ourselves from being truly free. This "trap" is the subject of this year's series of on-stage conversations, films and experiences.
How do the Buddhist concepts of non-attachment play out in Monk's music? Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science Director Joe Loizzo engages with Monk on this any many other questions. Their conversation will touch on the recently published book Conversations with Meredith Monk by Bonnie Barranca.
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Composer's Photograph

Meredith Monk

Scholar's Photograph

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