savanna wars 1

Cato, Marisse

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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score & parts


Sample score



4m 00s




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