MUSIC : WORK SAMPLES
MUSIC : SCREEN : ID/ INSTITUTIONAL/ BRANDING
MUSIC : SCREEN : NARRATIVE/ EXPERIMENTAL
MUSIC + SOUND :
I LIKE YOU
Samples of original music I composed for "I Like You", a multi-disciplinary performance piece by choreographer/ director Laura Holway. The show concerns varying spheres of intimacy, and how social experience transcends the barriers between these zones to establish human relationships. To create the piece, Holway assembled four strangers (Drew Hammond, Peter Hogan, Lindsay Marcy, Maggie Smith) and drew material for the performance from their growing familiarity with one another.
The mandolin/ bass piece (first 30 seconds of the video) came about in response to a request to approximate "Zorba the Greek". Holway wanted to create the association of a wedding dance to evoke intimacy in flux.
The funky number from 0:30 to 0:48 (and during the credits from 1:17 to the end) was inspired by "Rip It Up" by Orange Juice, the temp track in use for a routine where we see a character in private performing repetitive actions. I took the blurpy synth sensibility and ran with it.
The stuttery ambient material from 0:48 to 1:17 has an odd history. Originally a character performed a ukulele/ vocal solo to depict solitude, and I was to create an orchestral arrangement that would grow out of this performance. Elsewhere in the show, this arrangement would appear in a warped, almost insectile form, which is what we hear here. In the end, Holway decided just to use this piece on its own since the rest of the material wasn't able to fit into the show.
[ 2011 ]
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