Program Notes

The serpent in ancient Indian mythology is perceived much differently than in most Western traditions (such as in the story of Adam and Eve). Its unusual ability to molt suggests a resemblance to the concept of reincarnation as expressed in Hinduism. “Kundalini” represents the serpent. "Kundalini" received its premiere by guitarist Edward Flower in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 1990 The work was commissioned by guitarist Edward Flower.