ASMO beheld the BEAST at the CBSO…

‘Jungular’ by Ph.D student Serena Alexander [ whose thesis was ‘Spatialisation in Multi Channel Works: What does the Listener Perceive?’ ] is in four movements, namely, Jungle Floor, Water, Insects and Treetops. The first movement introduces the ambient sounds of an imaginary jungle and its inhabitants. A rainstorm heralds the water theme, where a frogs’ chorus strikes up. The third movement focuses on the micro sounds of insect life; the rhythmic tapping of death watch beetles and ants scuttling to and fro in their nest, stirred by angry hornets. In the final movement birds of prey circle high above ground, their rhythmic wing beats contrasting with the spiralling wind in the canyons.