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Gyuto Monks Tour U.S. with Support from Meyer Sound
Representing a rich Buddhist tradition dating back to 15th-century Tibet, the monks of the legendary Gyuto Tantric University have been chanting in their singular, multi-tonal style since the university's founding in 1474. On rare occasions, the monks who comprise the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir venture out of their tranquil environs to bring their complex, captivating liturgical arts to the general public. This tour, the first in more than six years, will feature 14 monks, including the Vice Abbot, Omze la.
Meyer Sound has enjoyed a relationship with the Gyuto Monks dating back several decades, and has continued its tradition of providing support for the current American performance dates of the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir. Meyer Sound is furnishing the monks with an outstanding audio system comprised of 16 M'elodie ultracompact high-power curvilinear array loudspeakers and a pair of 600-HP compact high-power subwoofers. Additional fill is provided by four M1D ultracompact curvilinear array loudspeakers and two UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeakers, all driven from a single Galileo loudspeaker management system.
Meyer Sound associate "dB Dave" Dennison is mixing the dates on a Yamaha DM2000 digital console. Microphones will include 14 DPA 4066 headset mics and eight AKG 419 clip-on condensers. Twenty Sennheiser EM3532 wireless receivers, paired with SK-50 transmitters, will provide wireless connectivity.
"Being in the presence of the Gyuto Monks is truly an extraordinary experience," remarked Meyer Sound's Executive Vice President Helen Meyer. "Meyer Sound is proud to help make it possible for a wider audience to experience their wonderful performances and message."
Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Gyuto Vajrayana Center's plans for a traditional monastic educational facility in San Jose, Calif., as well as supporting the Gyuto Monastery's medical facilities in India. The tour will include the monks' hosting the Dalai Lama for two days of teaching in San Francisco in April.
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