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This piece musically illustrates a short passage from China Mieville's 3rd Bas Lag novel, "Iron Council." The narrated text depicts the train (called the Iron Council) becoming surrounded by strange darting, shapeshifting creatures which first alarm the travellers, then delight them as they play and dance with the creatures.
It features Sandy Evans on soprano saxophone, Ellen Kirkwood on trumpet and Emma Stephenson on piano.


from The Mieville Project (Live), released January 4, 2016
Narrated text by China Mieville
Ellen Kirkwood - composer, trumpet
Sandy Evans - soprano saxophone
Emma Stephenson - piano
Alon Ilsar - drums and AirSticks
Hannah James - bass
Caroline Levien - narrator



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