COMPASSION is the world-premiere CD featuring a
Special Message from His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama.
A “sonic-journey” modeled on Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, COMPASSION is the brainchild of renowned cellist & electric-cellist Michael Fitzpatrick. COMPASSION is the first musical collaboration/recording in history to fuse the ancient chant traditions of East and West. COMPASSION, which involved Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monks, world-renowned for their multiphonic chant, the Abbey of Gethsemani Schola, revered for its Gregorian chant, and Millenia Music’s soaring instrumentalists, was recorded and filmed inside the largest cave in the world, Mammoth Cave, as well as at the famous monastery the Abbey of Gethsemani, and at the Furnace Mountain Zen Temple. COMPASSION was recommended for a Special Merit Award at the Grammy Awards, prompting EMI Jazz & Classics CEO & President Bruce Lundvall to state: “COMPASSION is at once both a prayer and an aural celebration of brotherhood and world peace. It has the power to bring feelings of hope and human compassion to all who listen.” www.michaelfitzpatrick.com