Join us for a unique musical evening with musician Raji Malik for the Museum’s current exhibition, FLOE: A Climate of Risk | The Fictional Archaeology of Stephen Talasnik. FLOE tells the story of a fictitious shipwreck carried to Philadelphia by the glacier that buried it. As global temperatures warmed brought on by climate change, the glacier melted and surrendered the ship’s remains.
Climate change is a problem that exposes the vulnerability of the world’s most defenseless populations, including the impoverished, house-less, and stateless, while shifts in global temperatures threaten the macro-financial stability of the region.
To address a specter as powerful as climate change, we need to look within and find the places where we can sense our interconnection. Malik’s acoustic, Indian-influenced, instrumental music medicine will create a portal through which we may more clearly channel love and healing within ourselves and our environment.
Raji Malik has performed and recorded hard rock and instrumental Indian-influenced music in the Philadelphia area for the past 30 years. He is self-taught and started playing guitar when he was 19. Malik’s initial musical influences were the great rock guitarists Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Jimi Hendrix, and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd). Then he discovered Shakti, featuring 3 masterful Indian musicians and guitar legend John Mclaughlin playing a modified sitar-like acoustic guitar. Malik promptly put away his electric guitar and immersed himself in the pure tones of the acoustic guitar. Malik finds deep inspiration from many brilliant “Modern Fingerstyle” guitarists who are all disciples of the late Michael Hedges, who reinvented the acoustic guitar with his harmonic percussive playing. Malik hopes that his music brings peace, healing, and inspiration.
May this musical meditation bring you a deeper appreciation of your goodness. May we all continue to challenge ourselves to grow with honest self-reflection so that we may more clearly channel love. That is why we are here.—Raji Malik
This event is free to the public. The Museum for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
Questions? Please contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at [email protected].