Mundi: 'Funeral Games' Mundi makes instrumental music blending ancient and original songs. A quintet from Austin, TX, they feature violin, cello, bass and an "arsenal" of both traditional and found percussion. Their 2006 album, The Book & the Flower, is a showcase for their rich sound.

Mundi: 'Funeral Games'

Mundi: 'Funeral Games'

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The members of Mundi say they have a "healthy disregard for where the boundaries of folk, classical and rock lie." Instead, they blend ancient and original songs into instrumental music. A quintet from Austin, TX, the band consists of violin, cello, bass and an "arsenal" of both traditional and found percussion. Their 2006 album, The Book & the Flower, is a showcase for their rich sound.

With influences including Dead Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil, Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Arvo Part, Mundi just finished a tour of Spain. There, they played "sold-out concerts in millennium-old cathedrals." The group is working on a CD with Tibetan lama Tulku Thubten Rinpoche.

The group formed in 2000. Its members are guitarist, director and ukulele player Darrel Mayers, violinist Bruce Colson, cellist Carolyn Hagler, percussionist Ric Furley and bassist Mario González. Mayers wrote "Funeral Games," the first track off The Book & the Flower.