Bugs is a three-movement showpiece encompassing a number of stylistic idioms. Its somewhat humorous name and movement titles suggest that it is a lighthearted work taking a sideways look at the fate of three much-maligned little creatures: the ant, the locust and the mosquito! Commissioned by the Royal Academy of Music Harp Department and First performed by Catrin Finch at the Royal Academy of Music Harp Showcase November 2003.
1. Late-Night Ant-ics 2. The Lonely Locust 3. Mosquito Massacre