14 Jan 2020

Salina FISHER: Mono No Aware

From Music Alive, 8:02 pm on 14 January 2020

Inspired by the melancholic contemplation of the transcience of existence.

Introduced by Matthew Barley. Performed by Matthew Barley (cello) and Stephen De Pledge (piano)

Salina Fisher

Salina Fisher Photo: Hagen Hopkins

Mono No Aware is a Japanese concept that refers to the transcience of existence and the melancholic appreciation that accompanies that.

New Zealand composer Salina Fisher took inspiration from the concept in response to a commission from Chamber Music New Zealand for a work especially for this concert.

Recorded by RNZ Concert, Auckland Concert Chamber, 16 March 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd; Sound Engineer: Rangi Powick