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Buzzing (clarinet & singing, viola & singing, piano)

This is the 3 minute pop song of the suite, hence asking Catherine and Neil to sing a verse. I have a fervent interest in popular music and am becoming braver about composing post-style as I become more secure in my craft. It is a kind of homage to the Queen Bee though subtly interrogates social hierarchies and ideas around class, in the music and the lyrics


Buzzing 'round our Queen
Keeping, keeping her warm
Flying 'round Our Lady
Crowding, crowding we swarm

Sometimes I'm tired
My legs are sore
I'm working hard
I'm working for

My Queen
My Queen
My Queen


from Hive, released June 30, 2017
Composer: Peggy Polias

The Nano Symphony
Viola: Neil Thompson
Clarinet: Catherine Thompson
Piano: Lee Akinsanya

Sound Engineer: Jayson McBride
Producer: Cameron Lam

Cover Art: Kieren Paynter
Graphic Design: Luke Moseley

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Peggy Polias Sydney, Australia

Peggy Polias is a composer and music typesetter based in Sydney. She prepares scores, parts and other materials for some of Australia’s leading composers. In 2010 she graduated with a Master of Music (Composition), supervised by Professor Anne Boyd at the Sydney Conservatorium.
She continues to explore the influences of Javanese Gamelan, minimalism, feminism, fractals and handicrafts in her music.
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