Meditations for Keyboards and String Instruments (2019)

Part of the garden at Ryōan-ji, By Stephane D'Alu - Stephane D'Alu's photo, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24502

Part of the garden at Ryōan-ji, By Stephane D'Alu - Stephane D'Alu's photo, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24502"/

Meditations is a work inspired by Japanese zen gardens. Like the gardens themselves, the work is intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation for the listeners and performers alike. The work can last for any amount of time and consists of two hundred short poems which describe the music in detail.

Listen to the first and second performance of Meditations by Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble in Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto, August 2019.

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