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by Jake Spinella

An electronic soundtrack intended to accompany a production of "Gruesome Playground Injuries."
Genre: Classical: Film Music
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1. Prologue
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2. Electric Merry-Go-Round
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3. Slides & Monkey Bars
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4. Crushes
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5. Lullaby D' Amore
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6. Bad-Patch
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7. Lullaby D' Goober
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8. Where Are You?
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9. Some Bows
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Album Notes
This album began when director Brittany Cinaglia came to me and asked if I would be interested in writing music for a show she would be directing. I read the script for the show and my wheels started turning. I wanted to score the play like a film. I picked out what I believed were repeating motifs from the script and tried to do mirror that musically. "Gruesome Playground Injuries"(by Rajiv Joseph) is a dark love story with some laughs along the way. It is a two person show that does not move chronologically, but rather follows the two lovers as they sustain a physical or emotional injury. Every scene advances 15 years in their lives then moves back words 10 years; so in the first 3 scenes, the characters of Kayleen and Dougie are 8, 23, and then 13. They always meet in a school nurses' office or a hospital. Both characters feel at points during the show (but never the same time) that the other is capable of healing their wounds with just a simple touch. As I read the script, my first thought was that every time this theme is brought about, the audience should hear a bell. The character of Dougie calls Kayleen, Leenie through out the show. She hates the nick-name. When I realized that that theme popped up more than once, I was sold on the shows entire musical theme. The interval of a minor third. B to G#. I felt that that is how Dougie would say Leenie; like a mother calling in her playing children to come back into the house. These two notes were the connective tissues between everything that occurred musically. This style of writing was something completely new to me. I was honored to have the opportunity to try new things. I hope you enjoy. ~JS


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Kari A. Thorn and Bob Cottrell

Sounds beautiful Jake! We wish you the very best with this! Can't wait to hear what you do next! Kari and Uncle Bob