Landing Inside the Inside of an Animal
Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, 3 percussion, strings
Landing Inside the Inside of an Animal, is a story of initiation. It begins in darkness, full of anticipation, and quickly takes off like a swirling storm. The energy builds and bursts forth as the trumpets call out with drums responding. There is a sense that something is about to begin. But it is interrupted and pulled back into the swirling energy that grows and then dissipates into the underworld. Within this complex constantly shifting place, the challenge is to find a way out. When the ‘drum and pipe’ are finally heard, the opening is near, and soon the swirling picks up and bursts forth again. This time we move forward, the trumpets and drums calling everyone out into the streets. A procession begins that leads into a huge celebration – with a samba, contest dances, and a fanfare.