The Wolves begins with a lone wolf calling the rest of the pack. Slowly we see the wolves emerge from their lairs, preparing for the hunt. Different members of the pack have different roles - some fight, while others plan and lead the way. The Wolves is an amalgamation of several motifs from the Lone Wolf Series, a collection of pieces for solo instruments, each depicting a story of the lone wolf. Here the lone wolf finally returns to its pack, to join the hunt once again. There is a mix of bittersweet nostalgia, anger and frustration and fear, as the lone wolf slowly assimilates itself back to society. However, does it really assimilate, or is it a wolf in sheep's clothing (pun intended)?
About the work
The Wolves (2017)
for chamber ensemble
Premiered by the ADDO Chamber Orchestra. Conducted by Clarence Tan at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on 17th July, 2017.