As a person who always has a song running through my head and for whom music is a central part of life it seemed only natural to have a theme day for music. While it is probably cliché to do music on Mondays, I don’t really mind. Anyway, you can’t go wrong with a little alliteration!
My hope for this feature is not just to talk about a song or a new album or to give reviews. What I really want is this to be a place to discuss music in life, however that happens to come to mind. Could be talking about music in movies or shows, sitting in on the musical theatre singing class here at the U of U, or just something about the song that has been stuck in my head all week. I am just going to play it by ear and see how it goes.
To kick things off I figured that I would start by talking about the music that we used in “Touch(ed).” The show closed on Saturday and the music has been stuck in my head from day one. On the day of our dry tech, Joe, our sound designer was setting up his space at the tech tables and while checking to make sure everything was working he started to play some of the sound cues. I immediately recognized the voice and the music style but not the song.
Turns out that the track, and all of the music for the show was by Imogen Heap. Now, it probably wasn’t until last year that I had ever heard of Imogen, but better late than never. Imogen is a singer-songwriter from London who really does some quite amazing tracks. She only has three solo albums out but they have quickly become some of my favorites.