Verse to Music Session #1

A focus of Khyentse Vision Project is to produce metered versions of translated prayers, poems and songs, that can be put to music to be sung or chanted.

In this session, translators Zack Beer and Christian Bernert met musicians Nick Demeris, Harry Einhorn, Alison Wells, Benny Oyama and Cy Gorman to discuss the challenges and joys involved in the process of putting English Dharma verse to music.

We invited each of these musicians to create a piece of music, in whatever style they wanted, to go with Khyentse Vision Project’s translated metered version of the famous Praise to Mañjuśrī. You can view their musical creations on our Verse to Music playlist on the Khyentse Vision Project Youtube channel.

Watch the recording of the live event here: