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The Diamond for violin and piano

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Composer: Iyer, Vijay
Instrument: violin and piano
Publisher: Schott Music
In The Diamond Sutra, an early Buddhist text also known as The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion, the Buddha leads his interlocutor, the Elder Subhuti, through a series of questions and provocations. The Buddha then concludes the session by offering this teaching to those assembled:All composed things are like a dream,a phantom, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.That is how to meditate on them;that is how to observe them.This duo piece is in four sections, corresponding roughly to these four disparate visions of impermanence: four distinct moments of interplay between form and emptiness, four corners of a diamond. This series of images is itself a “composed thing,” gathering dissimilar elements into a unified system. It suggests that the things we make are similar to things that exist beyond intention. The Buddha’s utterance helps us hear so-called “composition” and “improvisation” – or the encompassing category, “music” – as part of an even larger aggregate: that which forms and recedes.– Vijay Iyer
Pages: 44
Weight(g): 180
ISMN: 9790600012916
ISBN: 9781540034960
UPC: 888680790998