From The Vaults
There are 3 things here Simon found recently whilst clearing out some CDs.
The 1st is the Boeing Boeing Curtain Call Music. This is the remix that was done for the restaging for the Broadway production of the calls by leading director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall. Claire Van Kampen wrote the original version of this for London but wasn't really available for the Broadway transfer so Simon did the counts and accents for this new re-work. The original track was 1 min 30 long and this version counted out at 2 min 44. Thats a lot of re-work. The original percussion and instruments were recorded at Autograph (London) and the remix and re structure done in Simons hotel room in NY. Claire added the Marimba part towards the end of the process. The percussion break features almost every Samba record Simon could find and sample whilst scouring the shops of mid -town. Playing the new structure against the new staging the 1st time was one of Simons most nerve wracking moments in a rehearsal room. However it worked - the sound for this was Tony Nominated in the 1st year sound was recognised at the awards.
The 2nd track is from the UK touring production of Patrick Marber's Closer. Patrick had directed the original himself and Paddy Cunneen had written the music. In a change around for the tour Paddy directed the show. The music is a re-work of Paddy's original score. This was the days when shows were constructed on Akais and Ataris - hence the William Orbit sounding filtered piano and drums. The internet dial up tones date this piece perfectly.
The 3rd is from The Cripple Of Innishman at the NT Cottesloe directed by Nick Hytner before he was Artistic Director. The Uilleann Pipes were samples recorded at the old Autograph Studio and then reassembled at the old Dubbing Room at the NT. The rest of the samples are old Akai library things. Music by Paddy Cunneen again.