'..this was an interesting work showing Ben Lunn’s increasingly interesting development as a writer..'
P.G. MusicWeb International
Commissioned for the 'Loss and Hope' memorial concert, A Letter to a Dying Man is a setting of a text by the Zen monk Bassui.
‘The essence of your mind is not born, so it will never die. It is not an existence, which is perishable. It is not an emptiness, which is mere void. It has neither colour nor form. It enjoys no pleasures and suffers no pains…Think only of this. You will need no more. Covet nothing. Your end which is endless is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.’ – Bassui