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A Drift of Swine CARTA z 2 31 01
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A Drift of Swine

for flute, clarinet, piano and double bass

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Specifications
Region
Europe
Estimated Duration
6 - 10min
Date
2013

ISMN : 979-0-2325-1912-8

Notes on this piece
The title comes from an antiquated term referring to a group of pigs. This struck me as appropriate for several reasons, the most important being the source of inspiration for the piece – the novel Snowball’s Chance, by John Reed. The book, a parody of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, chronicles the return of Snowball the pig, now a staunch laissez-faire capitalist, and the conversion of the farm into a corporate-like entity: the Animal Fair. The single commandment now reads "All animals are born equal–what they become is their own affair." As profits increase, so does general passivity, crime, and pollution – an accelerating downward spiral. While the novel ends with a grim but all too realistic (and animalistic) response to terrible tragedy – those wronged chanting “kill, kill, kill!” – the piece offers a somewhat more optimistic, if enigmatic, conclusion.
Instrumentation
flute
clarinet
piano
contrabass
Recording
Ecce Ensemble (Roberta Michel
Score Details
Format - A4 / US Letter
Pages - 30


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