Reinterpreting Pierre Henry’s Tibetan Book of the Dead in Sixty Seconds Dustin Molicki

Rather than splitting the moment of death into three movements, I felt it could be completely summed up in on gesture: A final breath. Ultimately what Henry tries to do is create the entire possible spectrum of the book of the dead, including all the possible outcomes of rebirth. In my piece, I narrowed the narrative to follow one possible path, the path that leads to a human rebirth, the preferred path if enlightenment is not reached in the Bardo. After the final breath, we hear a moment of tension, the knocking of Deities as the Almighty winds blow the mind towards new life.

  • Year of composition: 2008
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Duration of the submitted work: 0:59

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