“Arachnipocalypse” is a spider’s march to world domination. With a familiar theme adjusted to the confines of the octatonic scale, it explores the escapades of a young, determined spider who decides to take over and rule the planet with iron legs. It is replete with references to the number eight both in rhythmic content and in intervallic nuance. You can hear the sirens blaring as our gutsy arachnid tramples and lays waste to the opposition on its way to the throne as world ruler. Arachnophobes, you've been warned.
Commissioned for the Rollings Middle School for the Arts Symphonic Band, Marie Evans, Director