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WILDHEART

Analise Scarpaci sings “Her Heart” from WILDHEART.

In January 2018, Josh Call told me that people who get organ transplants sometimes start to like the same foods as the people whose organs they get. Fast forward a year and a half, and we have WILDHEART, an action adventure musical about a twelve year old heart transplant recipient whose heart’s former owner tells her she has superpowers. It’s a story about growing up, disability, facing uncertainty, and learning how to need people.

STILL ALIVE (composer demo): This is my favorite song in the show and I’m in the middle of cutting it. Our hero, Immy, revels in the fact that nothing has gotten her down yet. She’s been through shit, and she will go through more shit.
BORING CITY (composer demo): In this one, Immy convinces her new best friend Odie to help her find her superpowers.

LYSISTRATA

Back in Fall 2017, Pace University did a production of Lysistrata, and I wrote the music and lyrics for it. It was a very bizarre futuristic adaptation (it took place in the year 2069), and we put it up at 3LD. I was also in it and music directed it and kept writing songs pretty much up until tech. I didn’t sleep for months. Here’s the songs!

PROLOGUE: This one happened at the beginning of the show. The women beg the men to stop fighting and to give them power. Looking back, the lyrics are very cis-man-tries-to-write-about-gender but hey at least the melody is nice.
SHOWDOWN: In this tune, the women have seized control of the Acropolis and the men are very angry about it. Also they’re horny. When we did the show we all threw boobs at each other in the dance break part.
TRANSFORMATION: This is the song that plays when the women come out wearing the clothes that will make the men horny. When we did it, all the men laid down on the ground and made sex noises. There aren’t any words in this tune or anything, I just really like it and wanted to put it on my website. It’s my site I can do what I want.
I SEE ME IN YOU: Here’s the finale, folks. The men got so horny that they decided women are people. In this song they sing dance in the face of their impending perpetual disagreement. I like to call the sound that comes in at 1:49 the “Fart Bass.”

OTHER WORK

I also do work as an arranger/orchestrator/copyist. I did a really fun swing arrangement for Jay Armstrong Johnson’s I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: The Return of the Sanderson Sisters, check it out.

I am of course, more than happy to talk details and logistics about arranging work. Drop me a line 🙂