Trevor Wishart - Fabulous Paris CD 10114
[Orpheus the Pantomime]

Trevor Wishart - Fabulous Paris CD 10114
This 3-movement, secular oratorio explores our collective and individual experience of the mass industrial society in which we live, through the medium of the human voice.

THE DIVISION OF LABOUR 15 variations on a sacred text. "A workman not educated to the business could scarce make one pin a day. But one man draws out the wire, another straightens it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top. The head requires three distinct operations. To put it on is a peculiar business, to whiten the pins another. In this manner, making a pin is divided into eighteen distinct operations, and those persons can make forty-eight thousand pins a day."