Please enjoy this free gift, a special performance featuring Yuval Ron, Bisan Toron and Nur Habib Tiven from the opening night of Vanishing Art: An Intimate Festival of What May Be.

At the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, New York on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

Duration: 19:28
File Size: 18.21 MB

Yuval Ron is an international composer and record producer who actively creates musical bridges between people of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths. His ensemble, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, includes Arabic, Israeli and Jewish musicians and well as Christian Armenian artists, and unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Armenian Church into an unusual mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration.

Bisan Toron is an experimental world music vocalist and voice teacher whose art bridges voice and soul. She relates to the voice as a sacred capacity that actively gathers the marginalized parts of the heart and offers them as a prayer of boundless textures. Born in Syria and raised in Paris and New York, Bisan studied classical voice performance, improvisation, and ethnomusicology. Her vocal journeys are informed by a multitude of cultures and vocal traditions, which she threads with improvisations in unique articulations that arise from the moment. Steeped in the tradition of universal Sufism, Bisan has performed at interfaith gatherings and has lent her voice to support global peace-making initiatives. She recently relocated to New York from Mallorca, Spain, where she was a professor of voice at ESADIB, National College of Dramatic Arts. Currently, she performs and teaches voice workshops and individual lessons using her unique method in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Nur Habib Tiven is an electronic music producer and performer, exploring the intersections of art, technology, spirituality, and cultural repair. He also serves as a hospice chaplain, and is a representative and circle-leader in the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order. You can hear Nur Habib’s music at