Windhorse

Program Notes
The Windhorse is a central figure in Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism. On a concrete level, it is the equine symbol that appears in the center of a common type of prayer flag, representing the center of the cardinal directions, well-being, and good fortune. The Windhorse is often depicted bearing the Three Jewels in which those seeking enlightenment take refuge: the enlightened being (Buddha), the teachings (Dharma), and the community of those seeking enlightenment (Sangha).


Biographical Sketch
Dr. Linda Antas is a composer, computer music and audio specialist, flutist, and educator. Her compositions have been performed and broadcast around the world and are published on Media Café, TauKay, Centaur, and EMS labels. A Fulbright Fellowship recipient, Antas has also been recognized by the International Music Contest Citta' di Udine (TauKay Edizioni Musicali), and has received commissions from the International Computer Music Association, the Rind Fund, and internationally-renowned performers including Esther Lamneck and Eric Mandat.
She has performed as a flutist at the National Flute Association Convention, the Phonos Foundation’s (Barcelona) “Instrumental-Electroacoustica VI Festival”, the Seattle Chamber Players’ “Icebreaker Festival”, and recently performed Elliot Carter's Esprit Rude / Esprit Doux with clarinetist Eric Mandat in celebration of the composer's 100th birth year. She regularly collaborates with a variety of visual artists, choreographers, and musicians.