• percussion

    The Erotic Anguish of Don Juan

    by  • March 26, 2012 • BassClarinet, cello, Chamber and Solo Instrumental, music, percussion, quartet, sample, violin

    25 pieces for violin, cello, bass clarinet, percussion, SATB chorus and vocal soloists Various selections, including Sneaky (1:30), Bullfight (4:00), Burlesque (5:00), Minotaur Cave (3:15)

    In 2002, puppeteer, author and musician Judd Palmer heard a performance of The Benevolent Predator, and was moved to exclaim “By God, you simply must write music for a...

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    The Benevolent Predator

    by  • March 26, 2012 • cello, Chamber and Solo Instrumental, music, percussion, saxophone, violin

    for electric violin, cello, alto saxophone, synthesizer, piano, percussion (7:00)

    The Benevolent Predator was hatched in 2002 especially for the Land’s End Chamber Ensemble.  He… or she… was unleashed during the group’s cabaret at Calgary’s Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club, in March of that year.  Her distinctive call was heard again in November 2006, at Art Central.

    The Predator is quick to tip her… or his… beastly hat towards progressive rock stalwarts King Crimson and Eddie Jobson (who gleefully wielded a semi-transparent electric fiddle, back in the day), and shows signs of having devoured other, more well-mannered musical luminaries.

          The Benevolent Predator