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Video: Sea Suite - 2. The Whale and the Octopus

Music video. The Whale and the Octopus - from Sea Suite by Bruce Paine

This short piece is the second in a set of pieces entitled "Sea Suite" composed by New Zealand classical guitarist Bruce Paine in 2007 inspired by the work of underwater photographer Colin Gans. The Whale and the Octopus focuses on the contrasting images of a great lumbering mammal of the sea, rhythmically propelling itself with its massive flippers and that of the delicate tentacles of an octopus hypnotically unfurling as it is suspended in the sea. Those who know that octopi spend most of their time clinging camouflaged to rocks and are rarely seen floating about as one sees on TV documentaries, might forgive the flaw in this flight of fancy!