"spectacularly eerie and insinuating" -- Mike Schultz, River Cities' Reader
were composed for Prenzie
Players’ May 2008 production of “Life’s A
Dream” by Pedro Calderón de la Barca .
A note about track #2 "Into Light"
"Life's A Dream" as presented by Prenzie Players contained
some music from outside sources which were chosen by the show's
director JC Luxton. One of these was the first intermission (when
a drugged Sigismund is transported from his prison tower to the
palace) which was scored using music taken from a film
soundtrack. After the first dress rehearsal during production
week JC decided that the intermission needed to be about four minutes
longer. I seized the opportunity to write more music.
The quickly-realized piece for this extended intermission contained
looped samples from the film score with my new music played on top
of it. This new section formed the "climax" of the intermission's
action before the play-proper resumed.
Obviously this music was not wholly mine and the limited run of
CDs were already burned, so there was no way it could be released
at that time. In the weeks since the show closed I have worked to
replace the non-original samples with new instrumentation and properly
"finish" this section of music. I've also added a lengthy
all-new soundscape preceding the climax section to form a new interpretation
of the first intermission as it would have sounded if I'd been tasked
with scoring its entirety.
This new music is presented here for the first time as it would've
appeared in the running sequence of the show as track two.
As for the other tracks they are exactly the same mixes as the
For me, all of this music represents the soundtrack not only to
my time spent running sound at the performances of "Life's
A Dream" but also the soundtrack to my life during the first
half of 2008. So many days and nights spent recording and mixing,
followed by time spent driving, working, flying, and shopping while
previewing mixes in my headphones. This music is deeply tied to
a small slice of my life. For me it is the score of the recent past,
the soundtrack for not only my real-life nostalgia but also an imagined
world created by Prenzie Players.
This music is shared under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-ShareAlike
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