Music for Macbeth

June 1, 2012

I am so excited about the soundtrack I’ve put together with the direction of Sheila Butler for Macbeth. It was great to mine my music collection and get some gems from the library, too. She’s got some great ideas for looping bits and pieces to create a soundscape.

I got to select the music for pre-show, intermission, and post-show on my own and I’m all smug and self-satisfied. Turns out I have a lot of songs on my iPod that would be appropriate for murder and mayhem! Here are the playlists:

PRE-SHOW
Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
Fly on the Windscreen – Depeche Mode
The Lunatics – Fun Boy Three
Trust in Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees
Every Day is Halloween – Ministry
Just One Kiss – The Cure
Gingerbread Coffin – Rasputina
Candyman – Siouxsie and the Banshees

INTERMISSION
Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
You Turn the Screws – Cake
Down by the Water – PJ Harvey
Anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols

POST-SHOW
We’re on a Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
Shellshock – New Order
You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Bring Me to Life – Evanescence

The juxtaposition of Sinatra and the Sex Pistols makes me laugh but I couldn’t resist. Can’t wait to hear how this sounds blasted in the park!

Check us out: Macbeth, Third Street Park, next Thurs-Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm. Free (though donations are very welcome)!