Circle hasu performed on December 19 2019 at A Concert of APNM Electronic Music in honor of Mario Davidovsky, 1934-2019, as a winning work of the APNM 2019 Electronic Music Competition. This is a mixed music for voice, body, and fixed media.
The work develops around a circle of themes that starts and ends with a lotus flower: hasu, tree, the sun, lake, wave(s), before sunset, ground, dinner table, forest, the moon, the sea, mountain, and the sky; each story connecting with the element of time of day and night. Embodiment as a woman’s body is woven into the stories about nature. Despite the cultural and religious background behind hasu (lotus), I try to challenge the collective idea. I want to see hasu as itself. I want to relate with it, myself being one living thing, one woman on this earth. I connect with lotus in this circle of the whole cosmos.
Body of the cosmos
Moves in the darkness
In the quietness, fly a bird and