World Wheel

Commission year: 
1999
Grant recipient: 
Cantata Singers

Boston, MA

To mark the turning of the millennium: a celebration of the vagaries, frailties and marvels of civilization. The title refers to a Tibetan image showing the world as a multi-spoked wheel containing representations of history, passions and lusts, held tightly in the hands of Yama, the god of death. The title also suggests the procession of time and the circularity of existence.

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