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Metempsychosis was composed for Butoh dancer Vanessa Skantze in 2014. The work references Butoh master Masaki Iwana and his teaching on the Intensity of Nothingness. Iwana says,

“Once we perceive our body as a material entity, morals, dark intentions, desires, concepts of beauty, life and death, violence and eros become like tiny leaves and are swept along by a torrent into a vortex of the immensely truthful nothingness existing within all the blameless origins of the universe. For dancers this nothingness must have intensity.”

Metempsychosis was made created using Max for Live and cellos