Birth of Eternity Terence Huang

Birth of Eternity is an imagined journey through the universe’s birth and evolution -- from the Big Bang to the periods of universal peace mixed with reoccurrences of chaotic events. As entities in the universe follow the pattern of birth and death, they always remain in a cycle of reincarnation or redistribution of energy. Even the birth of the universe itself may be part of this eternal process.

The piece is primarily composed of transformed sounds of Gu-Zeng (Chinese zither), Baing-Zong (ancient Chinese imperial bells), and Tibetan Buddhist chanting. The composition process is guided by the I-Ching hexagram:

-- “Diagram 1” (diagram1.jpg) --

which acts as a symbolic and conceptual basis leading to the formation of various spectral and morphological shapes and transformations.

  • Year of composition: 2001
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:22

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