"Balloon Plays" Original Score

by Sam Cooper and Michael Stettes

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"Three clowns find themselves in a world of balloons, before an audience of both children and children-at-heart. Each wants to tell their own story within the magical landscape. Come to play, come to pop. Balloons can be anything." -Balloon Plays Official Synopsis

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Brett Abelman, former drummer and enduring friend of SC&S, wrote and produced "Balloon Plays" for DC's 2014 Capitol Fringe Festival, and asked Sam and Michael to compose an original score for the production. Written and recorded in less than a week, the "Balloon Plays" Original Score was built out of the sounds of analog synths, toy instruments, balloon samples, an 80-year-old Gibson acoustic guitar, and more.

Although the score was altered and adapted slightly to more precisely fit the pacing and performance of the play, this release preserves Sam and Michael's original compositional vision, and presents it in a more cohesive album format. This includes two tracks, "Helium Ballet" and "Flashlights," that didn't make it to the in-theater score, available here for the first time.

For more information on Balloon Plays, go here: balloonplays.wordpress.com/show-information/

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released July 16, 2014

Written by Sam Cooper (ASCAP) & Michael Stettes

Sam Cooper - synthesizers, toy piano, autoharp, acoustic guitar
Michael Stettes - synthesizers, balloon foley, loops, vocal sampling

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