Beyond Optimism

Atmospheric and moving, ‘Beyond Optimism’ features real-time painting by acclaimed Tibetan artist, Karma Phuntsok, performance poetry by Tibetan activist Sonam Lhamo and a collaborative score coordinated by Festival Director Tenzin Choegyal and featuring some of Brisbane’s finest musicians Shen Flindell on Tabla, Marcello Milani and Tenzin Choegyal of Tibet2Timbuk2, Peter Hunt on Trumpet and Cye Wood on Violin. Inspired by the success of ‘The Tibet Effect’ at the Festival of Tibet, 2011, ‘Beyond Optimism’ is a feast for the eyes, ears and intellect. tenzinchoegyal.com for latest album Heart Strings.