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.
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.