The Rite of Spring

Material used: Mixed

Igor Stravinsky’s brilliant 1913 orchestral work, Le Sacre du Printemps, has an extraordinary primal rhythm that, to me at least, amply describes Darwinian evolution — the hardwired compulsion of reproduction and the irresistible urgency among all living creatures to continue the thread of germplasm into the future. “Life will find a way”, against all odds and adversities, even when a monstrous figure of 99.9% of all species that ever existed are now extinct. It is the ultimate triumph of hope over experience.