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Blue Work


Abhisheka

for string orchestra

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  9m

Year:  2008
Duration:  9m

Composer:   John Psathas

Films, Audio & Samples

John Psathas: Abhisheka; video

External video
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About

The composer writes: ”Drafted immediately after reading a book by the Buddhist guru Chögyam Trungpa, Abhisheka was my first-ever attempt at writing music with space in it. Until this piece, practically everything I had written was ultra-caffeinated, fast, full of notes, and murder on performers. But having been (albeit temporarily) inspired by the great truths and peace in Trungpa's writing, I found myself navigating slower passages of musical time, as well as exploring the microcosm of inner space between the even intervals of our chromatic tuning system.”

Notes taken from Promethean Editions


Contents note

one movement


Performance history