PROGRAM: Arts Development
AIMED AT: Arts audiences worldwide
Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is a composition featuring music, voice, movement and visuals. It is the first major symphonic work addressing the late 1970s in Cambodia. It is also the first collaboration between filmmaker Rithy PANH and composer HIM Sophy.
The word ‘bangsokol’, references both the white cloth placed over the deceased during a Buddhist funeral and the ritual surrounding the removal of the cloth. It is through this ritual that the spirits of the dead find rest.
Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an act of cultural renewal; it aims to return the arts to the heart of Cambodian society. It seeks to become a memorial for peace, honoring all victims of violent conflict.
More info: visit the dedicated Bangsokol website here.