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Première: Search for Buddha
Friday 06 February 2015 20.00 WDR Köln, Funkhaus Wallraffplatz


A world music symphony, a musical extravaganza with a universal message of peace for our times. East meets west: The music is a fusion of Indian, Tibetan and other world music, interwoven with the modern western symphony orchestra and international soloists.


World premiere
WDR Funkhaus Orchestra and WDR Radio Choir
Conducted by Wayne Marshall

Composed by Sandesh Shandilya
Arranged by Sandesh Shandilya and Christopher Masand
Orchestra arranger: Kornél Fekete-Kovács
Music supervised by Markus Stockhausen
Produced by Sandesh Shandilya and Markus Stockhausen
Poetry written by Charles Lambrou
Visual Director (optional): Amit Rai



Solo singer: Rabih Lahoud
Chants: Sandesh Shandilya
Trumpet/flugelhorn: Markus Stockhausen
Bansuri flute: Dinesh Mishra
Bass clarinet/clarinet: Tara Bouman
Tabla/small percussion: Hanif Khan
Drums/perc. Rhani Kriya


Duration: ca. 100 min, in nine sections, with intermission


Second performance in Bielefeld, Oetkerhalle, on February 7th, 2015, at 8 pm