ACINTYAS for String Orchestra


The title is taken from the Eastern, mysticism, where its basic idea, to go beyond the world of opposites, in some way reminds of the musical states Sandström is trying to create.

The whole faith of Buddhism circles around a so-called absolute visual angle that is attained in Acintyas, the world of non-thinking, where the unity of all opposites become a lively experience.

As it is written in a zen poem:

At the night-fall the cock-bird talkes about the dawn,

at mid-night about the bright sun

Acintyas was commissioned 1985 by the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra (SNYKO) and Esa-Pekka Salonen.