Beri (Jak Ban) Van

Barry Yuk Bun, Wan (b. 1983) is a diverse musician, Czech-based composer, sonic artist and guitarist. Barry Wan’s music has been performed in USA, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Russia, Sweden, Belarus, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Spain, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He was awarded and featured in different international festivals and competitions such FORO 2012 and 2013 in Mexico City, finalist at SIME 2015 in Lille, France and First prize at Musica Nova 2018.

Currently he is teaching and completing the Ph.D. degree under the tutelage of doc. Mgr. A. Daniel Hanzlík at “Jan Evangelista Purkyne” University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.

About the piece

Avici Naraka for trumpet and fixed media

In Buddhism, Avīci or Avici (Sanskrit and Pali for “without waves”, Japanese: Mugen jigoku or Abi jigoku; Burmese: is the lowest level of the Naraka or “hell” realm, with the most suffering, into which the dead who have committed grave misdeeds may be reborn. It is said to be a cube 20,000 yojanas (240,000 to 300,000 kilometers) to a side, buried deep underneath the divine (nonvisible) earth. Avīci is often translated into English as “interminable” or “incessant”, referring to suffering without periods of respite, although it is believed to be ultimately impermanent.