Kali's Laugh (original version) : for chamber ensemble
by Becky Llewellyn (1993)
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Performance by Seymour Ensemble from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 113.
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"Kali's Laugh came as the result of seeing a place I had loved being consumed by bushfire. The pain of that loss seared me. I created four interconnected movements from Indian and Australian stories about the healing power of fire. Our western view is to fear fire, but Kali, the goddess of love and destruction, knows it can bring new life. I have since abridged this into a revised version (2018) with three movements (before, during and after)".
Instrumentation: Clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion (anklung, bamboo chimes, sandpaper blocks, tabla, vibraphone, timpani).
Duration: 13 min.
Contents note: I. Allegretto -- II. Adagio -- III. Con fuoco -- IV. Lento.
Commission note: Commissioned by Seymour Group.
First performance: by Seymour Ensemble — 2 Oct 94. Eugene Goosens Hall, Ultimo, NSW
Inspired by Kali, the Indian god of love and destruction who joyously wields the regenerative power of fire.
- Has as subject/About: Landscape and Nature
Performances of this work
2 Oct 94: Eugene Goosens Hall, Ultimo, NSW. Featuring Seymour Ensemble.
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