- for 4-part vocal group with digital soundscape
- 04' 09"
|Score (98k)||Pages 1 and 2||© Jeni Little|
Shanti is an electroacoustic work and an elegy. It is dedicated to four people – my close friend David who died from skin cancer in 1991; Georgia who died in 1997, a past student who was killed in a motorbike accident; my Nana who died in 1997; and Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn who also died in 1997, the world’s finest Qawaali singer from Pakistan.
All of these deaths had a strong impact on me and inspired the composition of this work. Each of the dedicatees has a section (or verse) which refers directly to them. The piece ends with a life-affirming coda – the simple act of having the sun on our back always makes us feel better. The backing track is a digital soundscape with manipulated vocals layered throughout.
- To David Gilbert, Georgia Brown, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn and Marjorie Bourke
|06 Nov 2003||
Performed by the Opus Choir, directed by David Hamilton, broadcast on Helen Young Studio, Radio New Zealand