ABOUT THE MUSIC IN VAJRA SKY
The soundtrack of VAJRA SKY is a remarkable synthesis of universal Harmonic Chant
with David Hykes and the Harmonic Choir, original devotional compositions by
Tibetan singer Dadon, and music from the greatest singers and musicians of the
The evocative and powerful vocal collaborations between David Hykes and Dadon
are breathtaking and were created exclusively for VAJRA SKY. It is a union
of East & West harmonies that is truly universal and profound.
The mystical singer Yungchen Lhamo, the dramatic flute of Nawag Khechog, and
the spiritual offerings of Nepali nun Choying Drolma with American musician Steve
Tibbetts, all weave together a soundscape in VAJRA SKY that reveals the poignant
story of today's Tibet.
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ON VAJRA SKY
Composing and performing original music for John Bush's inspiring and moving
VAJRA SKY allowed me to joyously come full circle, working again with mantra-inspired
themes, which are what first drew me to Vajrayana chanting of the Gyuto monks
in the early 1970's.
I was grateful for the encouragement by John Bush, and from my Lama, to explore
mantra composition in light of Harmonic Chant. The transcendent and poignant
themes of VAJRA SKY were very inspiring to me. The open, creative and
collaborative climate John creates also made possible the unique collaboration
with renowned Tibetan singer Dadon. From true seeing and hearing, transformation
is sure to arise.
David Hykes is a composer, singer, and sacred studies guide who founded the Harmonic
Chant with the Harmonic Choir in New York in 1975. David became the first
western musician to deeply explore the overtone chanting traditions of Tibet,
Mongolia and Tuva. His pioneering studies and collaborations led to the
first-ever joint concerts with the Gyuto and Gyume monks, an evening co-hosted
with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.