King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Original Music and Sound Design

The Utah Shakespearean Festival 2007

Director J. R. Sullivan
Scenic Designer Bill Forrester
Costume Designer David Kay Mickelsen
Lighting Designer Donna Ruzika

Music by Joe Payne ©2007.

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One of the few scores I have composed without any acid loops. All instruments performed using Gigastudio by Joe Payne. Set in pre-Christian Ireland, the stage consisted of a giant circular Rune, which broke apart as the world of Lear collapsed. The music was meant to invoke a rudimentary, undeveloped, pagan, dark Ireland. And of course Lear wouldn't be complete without a huge evolving storm, of which you will hear just a touch.

King Lear demo

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