David Brown our sound designer is sharing his thoughts on the sounds of Vigils. Join us at 8pm tonight at Athenaeum Theatre for the preview performance of Noah Haidle’s Vigils!
1. What were your first impressions when you read the script?
My first impression as I read the script was the story was not only funny but serious. It’s a story of a woman who has lost an important person or loved one in her life and her specific way of coping. Everyone has their own methods of coping and I think this show speaks to everyone.
2. As the sound designer what was the first song that came to mind when you read the script?
As the sound designer, the first song that came to mind was definitely circa 1998 with Goo Goo Dolls – Slide. It has all the nostalgic tones of our generation’s growing years. Consequently, it has made it formally into the show!
3. What emotions are you trying to invoke from the audience with your design?
As with the first song choice, I want to take the audience back to their years of innocence, when we really only remember the truly important things about our lives. Sound, for me, is a great trigger for memories and I think the songs in this show will definitely take people to some of their own memories.
4. What character from Vigils makes the strongest impression on you?
The “wooer” probably makes the strongest impression on me. He resembles all the guys out there who have tried and tried to do the right thing to get the woman that they want…nice dates, patience and tolerance and finally chivalry…but to no avail! I think everyone can relate to that, whether they’ve gone through it or not!
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