Longtime Art Monastery friend, supporter, collaborator, and visiting artist, Candace Smith, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for her music ensemble, Cappella Artemisia. This is not an Art Monastery Project campaign, but we whole-heartedly support her, her group, and their mission. Below, the word from Candace: Cappella Artemisia launches a Kickstarter campaign! In the 16th and […]
Speaking of artnuns, here’s a project that needs funding. I’ve written about Capella Artemisia before. Speaking of artnuns, here’s a project that needs funding. I’ve written about Capella Artemisia before.
Abbess Yin opted for another model. Trained in Taoist music, she set up a Taoist music troupe that toured the Yangtze River delta in a rickety old bus, stopping at communities that hired them to perform religious rituals. When I first met her in 1998, she used the money to rebuild one prayer hall on […]
What Artmonk Retreat. 10 days, 9 nights. Part silent meditation retreat, Part transformational art ritual. Vipassana, Gregorian chant, musical improvisation, ritual theater, group exercises, and more, in an incredible setting. When The second-ever Artmonk retreat will begin (after a concert in the Integratron by a handful of artmonks) in the late afternoon on Saturday January […]
Guest-blogger Phoebe Jevtovic writes for In Otherhood about the process of choosing mealtime graces for the Art Monastery. Phoebe is a soprano specializing in 17th century Italian music. She regularly performs with a variety of groups, including La Monica, Cançonier, Gamelan X and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. She is an artmonk. I was probably […]
Last night I watched my fiancé Phoebe sing with Cappella Artemisia in St. Elizabeth Cathedral in Wrocław, Poland. Cappella Artemisia performs music by/for 16th-17th century Italian nuns. Cappella Artemisia is an ensemble of voices and instruments which attempts to provide some answers to an intriguing mystery. Throughout the late 16th and 17th centuries, the chronicles […]
Examples of the secular world learning from the world’s ancient contemplative and spiritual traditions abound. Neuroscientists, psychologists, doctors, cognitive scientists and cosmologists are learning from inner technologies of meditation and contemplative practice. But what of the outer, visible, measurable technologies of those traditions? How are we learning from those technologies that fit into what is […]