The Reanimation of Forster’s Corpse – Kelly-Marie Murphy
From the Composer:
The music explores this line between science and circus of the 19th century. It paints the scene of the condemned at the gallows, perhaps reflecting on the situation. It explores the chaos of transporting the corpse through the streets of London to its destination in the medical theatre. It imagines Aldini as a puppet master making the corpse perform macabre antics. It explores the fine line between power and propriety. The Reanimation of Forster’s Corpse was commissioned by the Hannaford Street Silver Band through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.