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Enso Resonance — A Zen Buddhism inspired multi-art experience presented by Shalun Li

In today’s fast-paced world, the need for tranquility and mindfulness is more essential than ever. Many Zen concepts have already been brought into modern human life, such as meditation and minimalist lifestyle. At the core of Zen lies the wisdom to find peace within the chaos, I believe it’s a timeless guide to finding equilibrium amidst the whirlwind of modern life.

Our event explores the concept of Zen Buddhism with music performance and interactive visual art to create a unique immersive experience for the audience. It features Zen-inspired music, interactive visual art, and workshops. The harmonious interplay of auditory and visual elements aims to create moments of serenity and mindfulness, sparking inspiration for a more balanced and spiritually enriched lifestyle.

Personal Connection to Zen:
Growing up in China, I was often surrounded by references to Zen, although its full meaning eluded me. The idea of Zen always resonated with me, and in recent years, I’ve incorporated its concepts into various aspects of my life. It has brought me unparalleled serenity and mindfulness, helping me to balance the demands of modern city living. This personal connection and inspiration led me to create this event, sharing our interpretation of Zen with the audience.

John Cage (1912-1992) – 4’33”

Lou Harrison (1917-2003)- Bowl Bells (second movement of Varied Trio)
Percussion: Henry Wilson
Violin: K.J. McDonald
Piano: Shalun Li

Joh Cage (1912-1992) – Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard
Violin: K.J. McDonald
Piano: Shalun Li

Lingbo Ma (1996- )- Heart Sutra
Voice: Shiyu Zhuo
Piano: Shalun Li

Rihards Kolmanis (1995- )- Beginningless Greed
Voice: Chihiro Asano
Percussion: Henry Wilson
Saxophone: Paul Meland
Guitar: Rihards Kolmanis
Piano: Shalun Li

Visual artist:
Shozab Raza
Baopu Wang

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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