TUNING THE PLANET
His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama and Thomas Merton met in 1968, and made plans to join forces to bring East and West together. Five weeks later, Merton was accidentally electrocuted. Decades after, The Dalai Lama made a pilgrimage to Merton's home, the Abbey of Gethsemani, where He issued a call for a global summit, stating - "We must fulfill Merton's wish."
At a subsequent summit of leaders from East and West, a new consciousness of 'living compassion' formed over six days, fused by the sacred music provided by Millenia Music.
Charged with sharing this new consciousness through the vehicle of the music, Millenia Music then orchestrated TUNING THE PLANET in an effort to join the ancient music of East and West, deep inside the largest cave in the world. The goal was specific: to enter into the very heart of the Earth, listen, then musically transcribe its voice and message to bring back and share with humanity.
Conceived & Directed by Michael Fitzpatrick
Producers: Maria Florio & Michael Fitzpatrick
Executive Producer: Millenia Music & The Dalai Lama Foundation