#klangberlins: Zoo

Project Description

Composers: Michael Edwards & Christian Tschuggnall
This was a lot of fun to compose.  We went for an overall comic feel, mimicking the timing of the animals actions rather than composing strictly to tempo  Some of the orchestra members were already familiar with techniques of imitating certain animals.  We gained a lot here from the preliminary workshops we conducted.  Certain animal tones such as the elephant and Hippo are very close to orchestral effects.  We chose to underscore other animals in a more cinematic comic way, with slide flutes and timpani.

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