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Meditations on Light (Distilled) (sextets: keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind)

by Andrea Keller (2012)

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Performance by Five Below (Musical group) from the CD Life is Brut​[​if​]​al

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Life is Brut​[​if​]​al


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Life is Brut​[​if​]​al / Andrea Keller, Five Below.

Library shelf no. CD 3128 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Meditations on Light was originally conceived for the Andrea Keller Quartet with No Tango (Germany), and premiered at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2012. Dedicated to my daughter, Eve Meagher, the work is in seven parts: I - Ingress, II - Refraction, III - Waves I, IV - Illuminate, V - Waves II, VI - Reflection, VII - Egress; tracing properties of light and rainbows (her pre-school fascination). Select movements feature on the 2013 album Wave Rider by the Andrea Keller Quartet with strings. Here, with guest Scott McConnachie, the largely reworked suite exists in its entirety for the first time.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Alto/soprano saxophone, guitar, piano, double bass, electric bass, drumset.

Duration: 20 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to Eve Meagher

Written for: Five Below (Musical group)

Commission note: Reworked for Five Below and the album 'Life is Brut[if]al'

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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