A four movement oratorio, Bhava contemplates Buddhist concepts surrounding life and death. In keeping with the idea that death is not a permanent state, the four movements could start their cycle on any of the four movements and the work would still make sense. The ensemble draws inspiration from sounds associated with Tibetan Buddhists like the Tibetan horn and singing bowls. The work also draws on ideas and concepts more closely associated with the early Catholic Church like organum, motet and canon.
Bhava IV – Om Mani Padme Aum