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Snake Eats Pig (蛇吃猪)

from Strange Bedfellows by KLFORTSON

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Track 2: Snake Eats Pig
composer - K. L. Fortson
cello - Tommy Chen
Bass Guitar - K. L. Fortson
Mixed & Mastered - Michael at Wanmei Music Studio (Suzhou, China)
The title of this piece comes from the Chinese Zodiac. Each animal is said to represent certain personality traits, and to interact with the other animals in various ways. The snake and pig are said to be enemies. I imagined the two beasts in a funeral dance of inevitability: the pig and snake sway together; the pig knows from the start that it will be devoured by the end, just as the snake knows that by trying to consume the whole pig--as its gluttonous urge demands--it will die, but neither can go against their own nature. It is a piece about being unable to go against drives that lead toward self-destruction.

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from Strange Bedfellows, released June 11, 2020

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KLFORTSON Albuquerque, New Mexico

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K. L. Fortson is a New Mexican composer and painter who graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico and started out touring as a guitar player for bands before turning to orchestral and acousmatic music as a guitarist and violinist and began exploring the idea of harmonic painting.

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