Inspired by the melancholic contemplation of the transcience of existence.
Introduced by Matthew Barley. Performed by Matthew Barley (cello) and Stephen De Pledge (piano)
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