While preparing for the debut of this multimedia performance film, classically trained violinist Gingger Shankar realized she was entering unchartered territory. "I'm definitely a little bit nervous," Shankar says of Himalaya Song, a video-cued musical performance that serves as a complement to a visual journey into the heart of this majestic mountain range. "It's almost scoring a film live," she explains. Shankar's no rookie, though: She's performed with Smashing Pumpkins and Cheap Trick, in addition to scoring Mel Gibson's religious epic The Passion of the Christ. Here, Shankar and Chinese musician David Liang, along with filmmaker Mridu Chandra, infused modern electro-sounds with ancient instruments to help tell this tale of a region burdened by melting glaciers and other major ecological changes.