savanna wars 1
score & parts
About the work
This piece reflects the progression and action of a giraffe fight. Inspired by Gerald the Giraffe, I was moved to create a work which encompassed not only the sublime magnificence of such a powerful creature, but also the brutal and disturbing reality of the violence he would have witnessed and experienced. I wanted to create music that shows the paradoxical aspect of the event where artistically curved and well-timed arching swoops of the neck induces excruciating pain. The serenity of the opening communicates the lulling progression of nature, a dormant tour de force- a solo giraffe. The music evolves, realising the presence of another giraffe and manifesting their callously poetic confrontation.
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