3 Aug 2015

Leila Adu: Rain as Blessings Fall

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 3 August 2015
Tibetan prayer flags

Tibetan prayer flags Photo: CC BY-SA 2.0

The world premiere of Leila Adu's Rain as Blessings Fall, written as part of Orchestra Wellington's Composer in Residence programme. Adu was inspired by a Tibetan Buddhist prayer by Kalu Rinpoche and revised by her teacher, Lama Chima Shore. Adu says: "I am creating musical colour fields of beauty that can be enjoyed by everyone…in these times of environmental danger and international greed, the planet is especially in need of blessings."

Leila Adu (vocal), Orchestra Wellington/Marc Taddei
Recorded at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZC