Unlike my soundtrack and production work, my sound design for Second City uses copyrighted samples - in this case  the newest, most modern-sounding music I could find (to match the tone of the show) and a bevy of uber-cheesy early sixties girl rock (to match the content). Modern music in early 2014 was almost entirely comprised of synth-for-synth imitations of early ‘80s production pioneers like Devo and Light Asylum, which inspired this analog-synth-heavy sound design.

This show had a particularly large, varied, quickly-moving running order (including nine original songs, not included here) and so there was more space for interstitial music than any other Second City show I’ve done - and much less time per track.

Conversely, I also composed a short solo violin piece to underscore a scene the show. “Argument in D Major” (Track 12) was performed by violinist John MacFarlane, who can also be heard on “Spider” and the “Silk Suites.” CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SCENE.

DEPRAVED NEW WORLD

A COMEDY REVUE

WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY THE ENSEMBLE OF THE SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE

CHELSEA DEVANTEZ, JOHN HARTMAN, TAWNY NEWSOME, MIKE KOSINSKI, EMILY WALKER, AND STEVE WALTIEN

DIRECTED BY MICK NAPIER

IN THE CACOPHONY OF THIS HORROR-MOVIE WORLD OF OURS, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE AS INSECURE, HORNY, SAD, MANIC, ANGRY, LONELY, OR BATSHIT-CRAZY AS YOU?  THE CAST OF THE SECOND CITY MAINSTAGE REVUE HAVE - AND IN THEIR HIGH-OCTANE, JEFF-NOMINATED 102nd REVUE THEY NEARLY LOSE THEIR MINDS FINDING OUT.