Meditations (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 series of music works inspired by Japanese zen gardens. Like the gardens themselves, the works are 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. Each work can last for any amount of time and consists of hundreds of short poems which describe the music in detail.

Listen to a performance of Meditations I for string instruments and keyboards by Rosetta Contemporary Ensemble in Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto, August 2019.

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Domiziana del Mastro, Rasmus Vinther and Maria Rullestad Teigen perform Meditations #5 for percussion. Get the score (pdf)

Robin Meiksins performs Meditations #7 for any ensemble. Get the score (pdf)

Philippa Mo, violin, and Anita Tomasevich, piano, perform Meditations #2 for bowed string instruments and keyboards (Finalist piece at Franco Evangelisti International Composition Competition). Get the score (pdf)

Anita Tomasevich performs Meditations #2 (keyboards).

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