Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Lisa Gerrard and the Buddha's Face

Lisa Gerrard who was born in 1961 (the same year I was born incidentally!) is a hugely talented and inspired Australian musician, singer, and composer who began her illustrious career with the group Dead Can Dance alongside her former music partner Brendan Perry.

Her career in music started in 1981, and since then she collaborated in a wide range of projects. She received a Golden Globe Award for her best known music the score to the film Gladiator, where she worked with Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. In addition to being an accomplished singer, she is a noted instrumentalist in much of her work and is at her most talented using the yangqin (a Chinese hammered dulcimer).

She sings in much of her work , such as Now We Are Free in an invented language of her own called Sanvean which she has worked on since the age of twelve.

Much of her music has another worldly feel and is a fitting choice to accompany four of the Buddha videos featured on the Buddha's Face You Tube Channel her work is second only to the channels use of music the most popular being that of the trance DJs Blank and Jones.

This is part of the Buddha's Face 101 Project

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