New York (March 29, 2007)–The Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir is on tour, its first in more than six years; the show will feature 14 monks, including the Vice Abbot, Omze la, performing in their unusual singing style, where through carefully of their vocal chords, each monk can sing multiple notes simultaneously. It’s something that really has to be seen to be believed. It also has to be heard, however, and to that end, the monks are touring with a PA from Meyer Sound.
Meyer Sound is furnishing the monks with an 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 has been mixing the dates on a Yamaha DM2000 digital console. Microphones include 14 DPA 4066 headset mics and eight AKG 419 clip-on condensers, while 20 Sennheiser EM3532 wireless receivers, paired with SK-50 transmitters, 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, CA, 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.
Gyuto Monks Tour Dates
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