LAZNIA 1 2014 - Phurpa+Tundra
Jaskółcza 1 Str., GDAŃSK – LOWER TOWN
7th June 2014, 7.30 pm
This musical journey started in the mid 90’ in Moscow, when a group of artists and musicians from the legendary Cardinal Art Factory led by Alexei Tegin, started exploring and experimenting with traditional and ritual music from Egipt, Iran and Tibet. The musical collective and performance group, records and plays authentic ritual music of Bon, the oldest Buddhist tradition from Tibet, using ritual instruments and special tantric singing technique. 
Phurpa was formed in 2003, and the project is named after Phurpa Drugse Chempa (phur pa 'brug gsas chem pa), one of the five tutelary deities of the Father Tantra in Bon tradition (this unique deity has a lower part of his body shaped in a form of phurpa, or kīla, three-edged peg/knife, widely used in tantric Buddhist rituals). Band members are constantly studying ancient Tibetan liturgical practices and ceremonies of Bon tradition, both theoretically and practically. The trademark style of the band is based on a special type of tantric overtone singing/chanting, called gyukye (rgyud skad), from Tibetan words 'rgyud' (tantra) and 'skad' (sound of the voice). This technique is achieved through an extensive training, including both meditation and physical, breathing and vocal exercises. Phurpa uses ritual Tibetan instruments to perform their music, which includes dungkar (horn made out of huge seashell), dungchen (three-metre-long horn/trumpet), silnuyen (flat cymbals), nga (double-sided drum), damaru (drum, made out of human skulls), kangling (human thighbone trumpet), shang (bon tambourine), rolmo (other type of cymbals), etc.

Electroacoustic project by Dawid Adrjanczyk and Krzysiek Joczyn inspired mainly by space, both in the physical as well as spiritual dimension. Apart from samples, field recordings and sound manipulations, the duo also widely employ acoustic instruments. In 2012 the debut album of the group "Anekumena" came out and at the beginning of 2013 - the album "Reindeer Luck", the recording of the joint concert of Tundra and The Magic Carpathians Project.
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