of Love, Chaos, and Time
PM, Sunday, August 25th.
114 Los Pandos
(Near the center of Taos
not far from the old Scheid Dodge dealership)
The event is free and open to all.
more info email William
or call at: 575 613 5623.
We would like to invite you to our next salon, a reading by two wonderful authors,
Douglas Penick and Cynthia Homire, and performances by two renowned classical musicians, clarinetist
Deborah Marshall, and trombonist, Abbie Conant.
Douglas will read from his acclaimed and colorful fiction based on his decades-long studies of Buddhism. There is so much rich and evocative content, and stated with such clarity, precision, and musicality that any thoughtful person is bound to treasure the timely and entertaining insights it provides. And Cynthia, whose work is also influenced by Buddhist thought, will be on hand to present a series of her poems known for their brevity, wit, and acerbic humor. As many Taoseños know, her poems reveal profound insights about life, love and whatever else crosses her mind. Deborah and Abbie will present solo works for their instruments, and Abbie will also perform on her alp horn. The length of the program will be limited to allow time for the audience to interact with each other and the artists in a casual setting. Join us for what will be a very memorable, unusual, and relaxed evening with an interesting collection of people, some refreshments, and just plain fun!
and was a research associate at the
and at The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. He studied
and practiced Tibetan Buddhism for more than 35 years and has written
and taught Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian religion, history
and culture. He’s also
written pieces for choreographer
, including one commissoned by the New York Philharmonic.
He wrote the National Film Board of Canada’s prize-winning
two-part series on the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the libretti for
two operas: King Gesar (Sony
CD w/ Ma, Serkin, Ax et. al.) and Ashoka’s
Dream (Santa Fe Opera) with composer Peter Lieberson. He is the
author of three books deriving from the epic cycle on the life of King
Gesar of Ling: Warrior Song of
King Gesar, Crossings on a
, and The Brilliance of Naked Mind. His
novel A Journey of the North
Star was brought out by Publerati in June, 2012.
Short fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in over 20
publications. He writes that he wants to “contribute to the
mischief, longing, satisfaction, lust, sorrow and fascination which
make our presence in this world a discovery of true love.”
K. (Cynthia) Homire
has lived and worked in
since 1964 -- first as a potter in
, then as a poet in
. In the early 1950s, she
where a legendary community of painters, potters, poets, dancers,
musicians, writers, and others were reinventing the arts in
“Yes, I have rubbed shoulders with the pantheon, a few
bellies too. Washed the floor Merce Cunningham danced on, then went
leaping through his class. Jitterbugged
with Rauschenberg, pointed out morels to John Cage, was instructed by
Olson in long night classes to write from my roots, dirt and all, but
take time out to learn with Mayans in
. Shared steak with William Carlos Williams (he said "I know
you”). Cooked a Chinese meal for Eliot Porter and David Brower
(before David took to chewing each bite thirty times before
swallowing). Breakfast with Brautigan. All these things happen if you
are there for them and then maybe you make pots for 30 years and then
maybe you write poetry.”
clarinetist, has performed with artists ranging from Peter Serkin to
Yo-Yo Ma. She lived in
for 22 years, where she performed with many of the country’s
best-known orchestras. She served on the faculty of the Hochschule für
Musik and the Richard Strauss Conservatory, both in
, for 14 years and has coached and given master classes throughout
. She has recorded for practically every German broadcasting
corporation, as well as Austrian Radio ORF, Swiss Radio SRG and Radio
Orfeo Moscow. The following 11 years were spent in
, where she continued her active career as soloist and chamber
received her Master´s Degree from the Juilliard School, followed by a Meister diploma from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Germany in 1984. From 1979 to1980 she was solo trombonist of the Royal Opera of Turin, Italy. From 1980 to 1993 she was solo trombonist of the Munich Philharmonic. The International Trombone Association Journal has featured Abbie Conant in a cover article and described her as "in the first rank of world class trombonists". She has recorded a highly acclaimed CD of trombone and organ music and has performed internationally as a concerto soloist, recitalist, improviser and performance artist in over 160 cities. In 1992 the Baden-Württemburg State Ministry for Education, in recognition of her international reputation as a trombonist, named her full tenured Professor of Trombone at the esteemed Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany. She has been a judge in most of the world’s most prestigous music competitions for the trombone. In 1996 the 4200 members of the International Trombone Association elected her as their President-elect.