Login

Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Becoming

CD

Becoming / Johanna Selleck.

  • Published by Move Records — April, 2022 [MCD 629] — 1 CD
  • Purchase Price: $22.73 (Usually ships in 1-6 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: This item is not available from the Australian Music Centre Library

$22.73

Add to Cart

Usually ships in 1-6 days

Shipping Info

Product details

Becoming is by composer Johanna Selleck and performed by Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Dean Sky-Lucas (countertenor), Jerzy Kozlowski (bass), Adam Simmons (shakuhachi), Lynette Rayner (violin), Zachary Johnston (violin), Barbara Hornung (viola), and Caerwen Martin (cello).

Becoming is based on two forms of Japanese poetry - haiku and renga. The brief, vivid images that are essence of haiku express something deeper than words - the sharing of feelings and perceptions that are universal and transcend the barriers of language and culture. Reinforcing this idea of connection, Becoming uses haiku in 3 languages (French, English, and Tibetan) by poets from tenth-century Japan through to contemporary Australia. Becoming is structured in the style of renga, which is an 'elongated' from of haiku incorporating linked stanzas composed by different poets.

The song cycle is divided into 4 sections based on the seasons, plus a finale. Each section begins with a 'universal' image relating to nature, moving to a more personalized perspective. The poems form an overall narrative suggesting cycles of birth, death, and renewal.


User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login