• CHINNAPAT CHAROENRAT Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University
  • NARONGRIT DHAMABUTRA Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University


Music composition, Trilaksana, Orchestra, Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta


          This article aims to create the contemporary music composition that are connected with the Buddhist philosophy. The author, therefore, sees the importance of this kind of music, and aspires to bring together Buddhist’s “Trilaksana” with new music. “Trilaksana” is like a three-strand rope that represents; Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta. They are tightly chained to each other; when there is Anicca, or when things cannot stand in the same condition forever, it results Suffering. Therefore, Dukkha comes from Anicca. Anatta, or non-self is the state where it is not possible to control oneself, which again, causes sorrow and suffering.

          This piece for the orchestra, and comprised of contemporary techniques that are weaved and blended together seamlessly and creatively. The estimate duration of “Trilaksana” is 12  minutes.

          This academic article presents the integration of contemporary music with Trilaksana, in which Buddhists value and know them well. This combination will enable listeners to understand contemporary music and appreciate it more.


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