A large amount of this production was underscored. These original scores and arrangements were an attempt to shape the atmosphere of the play.
Compositions 1 Above is a composition used in the murder of Macduff's Family. It uses ostinatos (a repeating musical phrase) of heavy pounding war drums, horn, and time stretched clarinet. This is to give it the feelings both of rough and down earth. All deaths within the play end in a female vocalist singing up a chromatic scale to give the plays deaths a sense of cohesion.
Compositions 2 This is the underscoring for Hecate. It was made with the musical styling of "magic sounds" in mind, so all of these effects were created using various synthesizers and compiled into one complete piece.
Composition 3 The piece above was created to underscore the scene where Lennox and Lord Conspire. It uses low tones and high spaced out piano notes. This is an attempt to create the feeling of the entire audience conspiring along side of the actors.
Composition 4 This is a piece created for the line "the witches dance." It has synthesized tones, highly edited field recordings, and various odd percussion.
Composition 5 Above is a pitch shifted mandolin. This gives the feeling of a low threatening string instrument with the added percussive elements of the mandolin. It was improvised until the desired sound was achieved.
Composition 6 When Macbeth and Macduff fight this was played to create the feeling of being inside of a war. It uses drums, mandolin, horns, and high pitched clarinet squeals.
Composition 7 This was created for the bows. It combined various musical and non musical cues to create a sense of finality within the piece.