Hansel, Gedeon and the Grimms’ Wood is unusual as I – more or less - have carte blanche to write what I want, work on what the music that I want to, and respond to the stage action in whatever way I see fit. The freedom to do this is fantastic – it’s also rarely the case with these kind of productions – and I’ve certainly been enjoying what I’ve been working on… but it is a little scary. It reminds me of when music streaming services first came about. As soon as someone offers you any song you want you have no idea what to listen to. So, with that in mind, I’m still working on putting the music for Hansel, Gedeon and the Grimms’ Wood together. I thought I’d use this blog to take a step back, talk a little about how I have been composing, why I’ve been composing in different ways, and what I hope to get out of it.
In September I was given the opportunity to shadow David Roche as he worked with Odyssey Theatre Company in the creation of the music for their Christmas show ‘Hansel, Gedeon and the Grimms' Wood’. I joined David quite late on in the process when he had already written a lot of music, and witnessed the interaction between him and Jon the director during a few rehearsals, and the subsequent cutting, expanding and re-moulding of his soundscapes. READ MORE: https://www.tycerdd.org/eloise-gynn-theatre-blog