48 Colours of the Full Moon

Kama, Avidya, Karma & Vidya The Unmanifested

Red Kama (2023) 6'

Flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, cello

Moon of Desire

The eclipsed moon is a mysterious entity. There was a time when it was thought to represent all that is inauspiciousness, a time in the cycle where the moon was devoured by demons. The Red Moon is the one that reveals to us our deepest most private desires. When our desires are fulfilled, our hearts have their fill of red.

  • 1 Desire 00.00
  • 2 Inauspicious 01:01
  • 3 Eclipsed 02:04
  • 4 Softening of the heart part 1. 03:06
  • 5 Softening of the heart part 2. 04:09
  • 6 Dreaming 05:11
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Silver Avidya (2023) 6'

Flute, Bass Clarinet, Marimba, Large Gong, Cymbal, Triangle, Wood Blocks, Wind Chimes, Violin, Cello

Moon of Ignorance

The middle of the night is a time of deep sleep. We are embraced by the dark. It is said that at this time, the night creatures of our mind pay us a visit. There is no way our conscious mind can grasp or comprehend the absurdity of late night games. But one thing is certain - the shimmering light of the silver moon likes to shine on our allusive minds. Our subconscious has no choice but to come and play.

  • 1 The quiet place 00:00
  • 2 When the night creatures come to play 01:05
  • 3 When the night creatures come to play part 2. 02:05
  • 4 Shimmering moonlight dance 02:56
  • 5 The dark silver moon 04:47
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Undulating Forces for String Quartet (2023)

Movement I

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Undulating Forces for String Quartet (2023)

Movement II

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MADRE (2024)

(The First Seven Poems)

Poetry by Jessica Chapnik Kahn

MADRE is a very personal exploration of the mysterious unfolding of becoming a mother. This raw collection of poems and drawings honour the mystical process of creation, transformation and expansion. They are never far from the grief inherent in joy, as well as the inseparable nature of birth and death.

1.⁠ ⁠First Music
2.⁠ ⁠The Altar of Love
3.⁠ ⁠The Loneliness is Deep
4.⁠ ⁠Mornings is the Most Compassionate Time
5.⁠ ⁠Kol'D Mama
6.⁠ ⁠Divine Light
7.⁠ ⁠Mother, you the First Guru

Jessica Chapnik Kahn is an Argentinian-Australian writer, actor and singer-songwriter. She has appeared in plays, films and TV, worked with some of Australia's finest musicians, as well as releasing two solo albums under the moniker Appleonia. She is the author of children's book Lenny and the Ants and poetry collection MADRE, and co-author of the biography A Repurposed Life, which was nominated for an ABIA award for Biography Book of the Year 2021.

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Bio

Anna was captivated by Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony from as early as she can remember. Growing up in Sydney Australia, Anna gave nothing less than her all to music, diligently studying the piano, French Horn and singing with the Australian Children’s Choir throughout her childhood and teenage years.

After completing her degree in music composition at the University of Sydney, Anna moved to England where she began exploring Eastern philosophy and music. She studied Classical Hindustani music on the Tabla, Hindustani voice and learnt to play the Harmonium. She toured with the Middle Eastern band Rivers of Babylon playing darbuka and other percussion.

Now residing in Sydney as a mother of 2, Anna is currently completing the accompanying musical works for the poetry book MADRE, written by Jessica Chapnik Kahn. These works are a companion piece for the poems and are written for choir and vocal soloists.

Alongside this, Anna has completed a series of compositions for chamber ensemble, 48 Colours of the Moon, A string quartet Undulating Forces Mv I, Mv II, and a minor orchestral work The Birthing.

Anna still pursues the charm of the magic flute that all these years later continues to show her the power inherent in music and the human capacity to overcome obstacles at all costs.

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