Category: Theatre Design

Summer Deepening Then Gone

August 20, 2007

“Sure you want to kill someone, but not someone who doesn’t deserve to die.”

Confluence Theatre Company presents Summer, Deepening Then Gone, an original tragicomedy by Tom X. Chao, directed by Elisa Malona.

As a callow poet celebrates what should be the greatest night of his career, a magic whistle summons him. He discovers that an offhand promise made to a young girl years ago inextricably compels him to kill.

Sound Design

Suzie Lightning

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The Forest

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Margot Transforms

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Whistle

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Magical Transportation

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Whistle Redux

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Le Mort de Billy

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December 11 – 13, 2003
Repetti Chocolate Factory
44-02 23rd Street, 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY

Safe From The Future

August 19, 2007

Sound design for “Safe From the Future” (written by Sharr White, directed by Adam Bernstein), presented by the Confluence Theatre Company at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, April 2003.

Sound Cues

Safe From the Future Theme

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I will expand my Great Meat Empire

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Scene Transition

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First there was Mud

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I am Woman

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A Chunk of Michigan hurtling through space

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First there was Life

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A series of Dissipation Poofs

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He’s plugging himself into her

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Closing Theme

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Closing Theme (Alternate Version)

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Safe From The Future

Pre-Show Music

Welcome to the Future

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The Age of the Conquest of Space

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We’re Not Reading You

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You a City Boy, Ain’t Ya?

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Logo image by Brian Barefoot

Logo design by Brian Barefoot

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Set Design

August 18, 2007

Confluence Theatre Company presents a Neo-Elizabethan Goth-Punk Play within a Play

35th anniversary revival of Tom Stoppard’s Neo-Elizabethan Goth-Punk Play Within a Play. Stoppard speculates on the probable activity of Prince Hamlet’s college friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who are speculating the meaning of probability in his chilling comedy. Directed by Jon Drawbaugh.


Sets and Sound: Greg Stephens, Lighting: Ian M. McDonald, Costumes: Marie Elena O’Brien, Fight Direction: Gregory Arata, Original Music: Sean Crews, Stage Manager: Ian M. McDonald, Cast: Brian Barefoot, Adam Bernstein, John Allen Biles, Katherine Brecka, Tom Hitchcock, Rich Lilley, Bradley R. Mackenzie, Marie Elena O’Brien, Raven Pease, Ryan Prem, Gerrard Spencer, Michael Thurstlic, T.D. White.

Teatro La Tea
at Clemens Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY
16 February thru 10 March 2002

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead: Sound Design

August 17, 2007

Sound Cues

The Boat
I found and treated samples of waves, seagulls, and a door creak to construct this sound which opens the third act – Ros and Guil waking up to find themselves on a boat. (3:45)

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Sneaky Hamlet
A collage of sneaky cartoon music samples from the master, Carl Stalling. (1:27)

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Pirate Attack (Coup D’Etat)
Wishing to satisfy the director’s desire for mayhem, I scoured the web for violent sounds and layered them on the Circle Jerks’ “Coup D’Etat.” (1:59)

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Rosencrantz Disappears
To lighten a heavy interlude, slapstick returns with thundering rumble as Ros beams out. (0:08)

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Guildenstern Disappears
Thunder booms, a door slams, and Pacman meets his demise. Goodbye Guil! (0:08)

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Pre-show Music
Are You Ready to Rock?
This track is constructed of loops from The Exploited and Bauhaus, and peppered with samples from The Simpsons, Looney Toons, and other TV sound bites culled from the web. (3:15)

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You are Hereby Summoned I
Birds, tympani, royal horns and a slew of soundbites found online. (2:12)

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To be or not to Be
A transposed viol sample, the voice of director Jon Drawbaugh, and of course, Daffy Duck. (1:04)

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You are Hereby Summoned II
The second in the “You are Hereby Summoned” soundbite collages. Cameo appearances by Hal, Darth, Marvin and many others. (1:50)

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It is a Good Day to Die
Bardo Pond, Jon Drawbaugh and Star Trek collide in this rockin’ noisefest. Last words by Shania Twain. (1:36)

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Best Death Ever
Captain Kirk, Sargeant Shultz, the Comic Store Guy, and a host of others ponder the meaning of death over my instrumental track “Infinite Justice”. (2:17)

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Requiem
I recycled my “Requiem for a Drama Queen” as a bed for the voiceover samples of Jon Drawbaugh. (2:23)

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Be Happy
My instrumental piece “Morose Eros” is re-used here as a base for a philosophical bit of Rosencrantz as performed by Brian Barefoot. (2:03)

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You are Hereby Summoned III
Peewee, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Looney Tunes, and the Simpsons romp in this third YAHS collage. (1:34)

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Confluence Theatre presents a Neo-Elizabethan Goth-Punk Play within a Play

 

35th anniversary revival of Tom Stoppard’s Neo-Elizabethan Goth-Punk Play Within a Play. Stoppard speculates on the probable activity of Prince Hamlet’s college friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who are speculating the meaning of probability in his chilling comedy. Directed by Jon Drawbaugh

Sets and Sound: Greg Stephens, Lighting: Ian M. McDonald, Costumes: Marie Elena O’Brien, Fight Direction: Gregory Arata, Original Music: Sean Crews, Stage Manager: Ian M. McDonald, Cast: Brian Barefoot, Adam Bernstein, John Allen Biles, Katherine Brecka, Tom Hitchcock, Rich Lilley, Bradley R. Mackenzie, Marie Elena O’Brien, Raven Pease, Ryan Prem, Gerrard Spencer, Michael Thurstlic, T.D. White.

Teatro La Tea
at Clemens Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY
16 February thru 10 March 2002