2. The Wolf

The wolf began this project, it was the fun explosion that initiated an idea that had been floating around for around 10 years.

The story is The Three Little Pigs, but in this version the pigs do not triumph….The spoken poem is in an old version of the story which I found funny and unexpected. The story you already know, the ending I enjoyed switching around.

Source recordings: Voice, pigs.

The three Little Pigs – old European folk tale.


  1. Shellee says:

    Another delightful piece. It was fun, which feels strange to say given the “carnage,” but the vocals and harmonies, and humor and tensions that are set up so well from the beginning are wonderful. Beautiful. I’ve enjoyed listening to it again and again. So original.

  2. Howie says:

    Iconic and emotionally conflicting given how much we’ ve all come to love both pigs and wolves. Great work Merlinman!!

  3. Howie says:

    Love this and can’t stop listening. Turning these stories around is attacking the underpinnings of Anglo-European culture that have led to cuteness and adorability becoming the highest aesthetic values. Hansel und Gretel next. Are we going to hear of Shere Khan devouring Mowgli. Thanks, Merlinman. Keep it up!!

  4. Liz Costello says:

    I love the way you use the breath sounds so much variety just in that sound, and the voices make nice shadings too. I love how you end with the children’s voices. And I could use some snuff myself right about now!

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