Animal Expeditions (1999) 7'
Suite for solo piano
Anna Lindemann | music
Anna Lindemann | piano, recorded live at the Walden School
Awards | First place in the 2001 Pikes Peak Young Composers Competition.
Gold medal in the composition category at the 2000 Spokane Music and Allied Arts Festival.
Animal Expeditions captures the personas of various journeying animals — hummingbirds compete frantically for the best nectar, a waddling hedgehog searches for a bit of lettuce, a small fish tests the patience of a crab and is ultimately eaten. The three movements that take their names from forest animals — Snapping Turtle, Hedgehog, and Salamander — are each off-kilter dances that share the same palindromic form.