RE: Never-Wrongs and Ever-Rights Score / CONTRIBUTE HERE
As you’ll hear in the instrumentation I’ve demo’d up HERE, we’re looking to keep the score’s sound dry and sparse. The parts written are ones we want to hear, but as usual, we invite you to try them out on other instruments, or to add parts of your own, bearing that in mind.
It’s a bit of a weird score, and the film is about 4.5 minutes, so this one is going to be a bit more work than some of our others. Lots of whole tones, lots of accidentals. You’ll want to read carefully, cuz the wrong notes here can make all the difference between “weird” and “eww”... :)
THESE PARTS are OPEN TO IDEAS FROM ANYONE AT ALL:
-- Measures 16, 17 (01:03) Whistles and singing: I demo’d up some things I think are good, but we could add to it or replace it, too. What we want to keep about it though, is that they’re OUT right on the cut back to the stage sort-of abruptly, which helps shift the reality decisively.
-- Measures 57-58 (2:20) Smogwell Ore: The chart says “Play Something Ugly Here”. Have fun with that one : Multiple takes are encouraged.
--The bars which follow have the introduction of the trombone, which plays only briefly in the score. But these notes could be played on any other big / bright instrument, too. Brass seems appropriate, but we’re open to other ideas, too.
THESE PARTS are for SPECIFIC INSTRUMENTS:
Acoustic Bass: In non-typical fashion for hitRECord, I’m actually delegating this part to our friend Collyn McCoy, who played acoustic bass a few weeks ago at our Orpheum show on “Oh, It’s Fantastic”. This is because it plays almost throughout the score, and the music will benefit from it being RECorded by one person, under my direction. Just the same, I’d be very happy to double the part, so by no means are we discouraging any other contrabass players from stepping up.
Violin: The part was demo’d up with a solo violin, written in two parts. Violinists are encouraged to play both the A and B parts if you’re inclined. A fuller sound will be great, so I hope to layer a few peoples’ performances together.
Wurli: Another part that plays through the whole score, and is a bit complicated, so we can use the one I already RECorded. But if anyone wants to play that part on another keyboard instrument, that would be great, too.
Guitar: I really think this needs to be a nylon string guitar.
Recorder: Again, written as solo, but could be doubled, at least in places.
Percussion: Bass drum is of the orchestral variety. Any big, low, boomy drum can work, though. The rest of the percussion is pretty straightforward. Snare could come in multiples, instead of solo...That’d be pretty cool : )
Trombone: Only plays in a couple of small parts, the war section. A double (at least) would be great.