Instrumentation – steel-string guitar
Duration – c.5′
Written in Brighton 2007
First performed by Lee Westwood, time and place unknown
My mind was taken by a sudden image of an animal of the forest who had perhaps been attacked by a predator, and yet escaped, wounded. This pulse-driven, simple piece plays out the heart beats of last moments of that animal’s life as they die quietly, alone, somewhere in the forest undergrowth.