Black Soil : Episodes in the life of a Garden

Episodes in the life of a Garden: Creepy crawlies, flower beds, sun shine, gardening and its aftermath.

Inspired by the compositional concepts of Michael Finnessy's "Red Earth". A piece full of textures, sudden changes, dissonance. He looked down on Australia and saw a great land covered in life… I looked down on my garden and saw insects.

As part of a project for the Forum Composers of London, we were tasked to write pieces inspired by this piece.

Th opening texture is "the soil", the various lines that weave in and out of it are the insects. These lines never vary, except in the position they occur within a bar.

At letter "G", the orchesta are required to scream….

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