Zoo

 

Act 1 Scene 1.1

Act 1 Scene 1.2

Act 1 Scene 2

Act 1 Scene 3

Act 1 Scene 4

Act 2 Scene 1

Act 2 Scene 2

Act 2 Scene 3

Act 2 Scene 4

(Voice guide only)

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Soprano

Tenor

Baritone

Bass

Recording

Engineer

Kate Taylor-Maskrey

Stephen Williams 

Paul Kenyon

Stephen Godward

Andrew Taylor-Maskrey

 

 

An opera in two acts

Zoo          1993/4


Libretto by Keith Bennett & Chris Thornton


Zoo is the writers’ impression of the partition of Germany at the end of the second world war. The fortification of East Berlin in reaction to the cold war leading to the creation and destruction of The Wall.


Zoo is through-composed with speech taking the place of recitative. The recording does not include performance of the spoken parts. You may like to read the libretto while listening to the music to get an idea of the whole piece.

Atari computer with CLab Notator 2, AKAI S1000 sampler, KAWAI K1 II synthesizer, Tascam DA-30 Digital Audio Recorder.