The Rubin Himalaya Song (9:15 p.m.)
One of the "10 Best Music Films at Sundance 2012"- Rolling Stone
HIMALAYA SONG merges film, live music, and storytelling in a critically-acclaimed multimedia performance by a trio of artists. Gingger Shankar is a renowned composer and singer and the only woman to play the double violin. Mridu Chandra is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and producer of independent films. Dave Liang is the producer of The Shanghai Restoration Project, a group that blends Chinese instruments with hip-hop and electronica.
This hauntingly beautiful tale explores the Himalayas, its people, and the environmental challenges they face. Modern sounds blend with traditional instruments in a cinematic journey through past, present, and future – myth and reality.
“I love film. I love music. I love spoken word. Until Himalaya Song came around I had never seen them all live in the same setting, and wow, did it blow me away! ..Everyone should see this." —Philip Cowan (Executive Director of Grand Cinema)
About the Creators
Gingger Shankar is a singer, violinist, and composer. Her credits include co-composing music for The Passion of the Christ and touring with the Smashing Pumpkins.
Mridu Chandra is a filmmaker and a producer of award-winning independent films, including Brother Outsider, Let the Church Say Amen, and The Canal Street Madam.
Dave Liang is the creator of The Shanghai Restoration Project, a music group that blends Chinese culture with hip-hop and electronica.
Image courtesy of Daniel Byers
Himalaya Song Preview
Includes a pre-program exhibition tour at 8:30 PM.