Verse to Music session #1

Our inaugural Verse to Music session in May 2022—an artistic collaboration and conversation between translators and musicians about putting Dharma verse to music.

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.

Watch the recording of the live event here: