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Mindful Connections Online

Summer Travel Edition

Thursday, August 19, 2021
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Mindful Connections Online is a free, monthly program that offers engagement between adults living with dementia and works of art. Join Rubin Museum staff and docents for an hour of close looking, discussion, and interpretation of traditional and contemporary Himalyan art.

This summer, we travel the world from the comfort of our own homes, exploring art, music, and culture from Tibet, China, Nepal, India, and more. In this session, teaching artist and music therapist Eric Fraser joins Mindful Connection to perform and lead a discussion on this month’s theme, Creating Connections Around the World.

About the Teaching Artist

Eric Fraser studied North Indian classical flute from the late Pandit Gopal Roy, and he is one of the few exponents of the original “gayaki-ang” or vocal style of bansuri flute. Eric’s bansuri playing rings with authenticity and pure Indian tone, carrying a distinct, masterful sound imbibing a pure Gharana (lineage). Eric is also a multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer, and songwriter. His orientation to Indian classical music serves as an inspiration for melody and a creative tool for improvisation in original styles that incorporate voice, guitar, keyboard, electronics, and looping. Eric is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar for Indian music, and he brings his extensive musical skills to therapeutic work with children and adults.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation

Mindful Connections is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, with additional support from The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

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