I’m about to start working on a new theater production of a play titled “Sex & God” with the wonderful cutting edge Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles. This will be my third collaboration with these folks and I am as always, honored and grateful to join.
The Scottish play is by Linda McLean and features intercut monologues of 4 women spread over time. The accents are wonderful! I feel a brogue coming over me!
The playwright has written into the work an old Scottish tune that has become like a folk song, though it was originally written as a commercial jingle. It’s called Coulter’s Candy and apparently old folks from the Highlands all know it as well as Americans know “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”
So my job is less as a composer and more as an arranger/producer and sound designer of this piece. Still haven’t figured out what I will do, but it will be some kind of underscore in different tempos and feelings as well as a few featured jingle-anthems.
Here’s what the song sounds like as found on YouTube.
Update – April 3, 2014.
Here’s my work in progress on the score.