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Video: Sea Suite - 4. Shark Dream and Reprise

Music video. Shark Dream and Reprise - from Sea Suite by Bruce Paine

This short piece is the last of 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. Nobody really knows if sharks spend any time sleeping let alone dreaming. There are reports of sharks resting motionless in caves but even then their eyes suggest that they are conscious of divers swimming around. It is believed that a shark is capable of shutting down half of its brain while the other half remains alert, so perhaps it cannot truly find restful sleep. Shark Dream and Reprise rounds off the suite, first with a tense musical representation of the dream, then a recap of earlier material that safely returns the listener to the surface.