ROCO’s Connections series continued on November 19, 2021, presenting Huang Ruo’s A Dust in Time: Passacaglia for Strings at Asia Society Texas Center, and also livestreamed at ROCO.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Structured similarly to a Tibetan sand mandala, the 60-minute uninterrupted musical meditation is slowly created live from the central essence point, expanding outward into colored fullness, then to be subtracted back to its origination. The cycle fulfills the spiritual journey of traveling from nothing (emptiness), to something (fullness), and back to nothing (emptiness).
Featuring ROCO musicians Scott St. John, violin; Sandy Yamamoto, violin; Lorento Golofeev, viola; and Shino Hayashi, cello.
Photos of mandala creation: Courtesy of Asia Society Texas/Chris Dunn Constructed by the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, as part of the 2017 exhibit “The Mystical Arts of Tibet”
Recorded live at Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, Texas, on November 19, 2021.
Videography: BEND Productions
Audio Engineering: Andy Bradley