White as Jasmine

Harvey, Jonathan (2000) White as Jasmine. [Composition]

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White as Jasmine is the only vocal work here and is also the only one inspired by Hindu texts rather than Buddhist origins. It also differs from the others in its sparing though effective use of electronics. What the listener makes of the texts will be entirely personal, but they represent – as might be expected – a physical, emotional and spiritual journey towards a transcendental state. Once again, Harvey’s brilliance as an orchestral magician is in evidence, with wind, brass and percussion all imaginatively deployed and the synthesised sound, making a telling appearance in the final song ‘Looking for your Light’, taking us a stage further in the quest for enlightenment and spiritual fulfilment.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: HIRE 14 mins. soprano and orchestra. Commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus-gesellschaft
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:38
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 08:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21559
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