Bem Le Hunte by Bo Lutoslawski
Bem Le Hunte is half Indian, half English and an Australian by choice. She has been published globally to critical acclaim and written articles and scripts for film. Her first novel, The Seduction of Silence, is the story of five generations of an Indian family, set in the Himalayas and London. Her second novel, There, Where the Pepper Grows, is a story about a group of refugees who escape Nazi persecution in Poland, to arrive in Calcutta during the war. Her third novel Elephants with Headlights was published in March,2020.
Bem Le Hunte is Associate Professor – Creative Intelligence, Course Director – Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (BCII) at Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, UTS (University of Technology Sydney)
The ancient cultures of India evolved to the rhythm of the seasons and daily routines, in a natural progression from birth to death in which each stage of life was – and still is – celebrated by rituals. At the heart of all events sitars, tablas, sarangi, bansuri, sarods are played, creating music based on ragas. These musical compositions are uniquely Indian, in that they are restraining, even prescribing, and at the same time open, so that players can improvise, feeling free in the company of other musicians.
In that place, where contradictory, almost chaotic events flow into a spiritual and genuine unity of every being, Bem Le Hunte was born and spent her early childhood.
This portrait of Bem Le Hunte grew out in the same manner, when unpredictable gestures, glances, movements come together in harmony.