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Three Poisons

Year

2020

Dedication

n.a.

Duration

6:30

Instrumentation

orchestra

Performances

Reading: Toledo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alain Trudel, Kobacker Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.

Reading: UNT Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gregory McDaniel, IRR, Murchison Performance Art Center, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA.

Program Notes

Three Poisons is a Buddhist concept that explains the root of human troubles. The poisons are greed, hatred and delusion, each represented respectively by an animal: chicken, snake and pig. The piece is in three movements that abstractly celebrate the poisons and sonically explore the interrelationship between them.

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