© Chris Shutt 2005
The Beast Within, like my piece The Wild Hunt, was written while in the 3rd year at university. The task set was to write a piece for piano and tape. The central idea behind the piece is of a possessed piano. The pianist fights to eroticise the piano from the beast within before final prevailing.
The recording you are hearing is a live performance by my Lecturer for this task, Phil Mead.