Easter

Atkins, Malcolm

Composed

2004

Instrumentation

Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard

Scoring

Four parts (high, highish, middle, low) + pf

Availability

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About the work

This piece attempts to represent the conflict between the mechanistic and process orientation of high modernism as against the intuitive and spiritual (as expressed through a plain chant). The resolution is achieved by a nihilistic realisation of the destruction of both by the triumph of consumer capitalism and its remorseless marketing of fake spirituality

and rejection of high art.