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Meditations on Light : small jazz ensemble

by Andrea Keller (2012)

Meditations on Light


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Meditations on Light / Andrea Keller.

Library shelf no. 785.3218/KEL 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Meditations on Light is a large work in seven movements, initially composed for double jazz quartet and later orchestrated for jazz quartet and string quartet (as recorded on the album Wave Rider by the Andrea Keller Quartet).

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, drums, 2 violins, viola, cello.

Duration: 30 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Part I - Ingress -- Part II - Refraction -- Part III - Waves I -- Part IV - Illuminate -- Part V - Waves II -- Part VI - Reflection -- Part VII - Egress.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Eve Meagher

First performance: 2012. Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Vic

'Meditations on Light' was nominated for the Art Music Award for Jazz Work of the Year (2013), and the Australian Jazz 'Bell' Award for Jazz Work of the Year (2014).

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2013 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Jazz Finalist Andrea Keller


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

20 Nov 2013: at Andrea Keller Quartet with strings (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon). Featuring Andrea Keller Quartet, Erkki Veltheim, Helen Ayers, Matthew Laing, Zoe Knighton.

2012: Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Vic

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