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.