The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Selections)

by Kirk Pearson

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Winner of the 2012 Scott Shukat Award for Advancement in Musical Composition.

While Hunchback has been scored dozens of times before, I faced a bit of a challenge when this work was commissioned. The idea was to portray Hunchback in a darker light than most are familiar with- an overtly gritty and violent glimpse into 13th century Europe. My task was to write an equally dynamic score to fit the department's vision, an electronic work that echoed real world biological and socioeconomic dissents.

But collaboration took us much farther than the New Music Ensemble. In conjunction with the history and science departments, our end product utilized historical compositions, antiphonal projection and biological resonance frequencies. After seven months of work, I'm proud to present a soundtrack 530 years in the making.

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released May 30, 2012

Composition/Production/Performance- Kirk Pearson
Performance of 'Genus Species'- Attacca Quartet
Album art- Jaime Yee and Tenzin Sonam.

Walk In/Hangman's Call/Mus Exit feature samples of 'Walk In' and 'Passport to the Universe' by Stephen Endelman

Walk In/Mus Exit feature samples of 'Agnus Dei' by Eliot Goldenthal

Frollo Volando/Court of Miracles feature samples from 'Choking the Bishop' and 'Scum Angel' by Thomas Newman

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Kirk Pearson New York

Electronic noisemaker/
sound collector/
aural storyteller/that kid you kinda knew in high school.

Most importantly, composer of electronic music and player of mandolins. Studier at Oberlin Conservatory.

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