The cave temples of Dunhuang, located in an oasis of the Taklamakan Desert in western China, are the product of over 1,000 years of cultures converging along the Silk Road. At the Getty Museum, the Silk Road Ensemble took part in a residency exploring the caves and how they inspire us. Watch their stories and listen to their performances.

Jeffrey Beecher

Nicholas Cords

Sandeep Das

Haruka Fujii and Wu Man

Kojiro Umezaki