Spinning Tales (Original Soundtrack)

by Starkey

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After three years cultivating the sound of NOREMIXES, label boss Starkey delivers his first NOREMIXES release - Spinning Tales (Original Soundtrack). In late summer 2016, Starkey was approached by playwright James Guckin and accomplished theatrical director, Peggy Mecham, to score their original play, Spinning Tales. Directed by Mecham, a Performance Studies PhD recipient from New York University and director of over 20 plays at Philadelphia’s revered Plays and Players Theater, Spinning Tales premiered in November 2016 to critical acclaim.

Based on a collection of folktales told around the spinning wheels of Greece, England, China and the Baltics, Starkey’s score further coalesces the comedic to dramatic motifs played out on the stage. Starkey sets piano and strings alongside analog and digital synthesizers in a modern classical setting of bell tones and synth flourishes.

Two main thematic ideas are introduced in the Overture then dissected throughout the Transitions; repeated modular synthesis arps and flute join the sonic palette. Spinning Tales (Original Soundtrack) continues to showcase Starkey’s ability to merge genres while maintaining his signature synth harmonies and strong melodic content.

Unlike Starkey’s ambitious 2016 “audio movie” release Charting Stardust (Original Soundtrack), Spinning Tales (Original Soundtrack) positions this ever-evolving composer in another new role - that of theatrical composer. And with this visionary and emotive Spinning Tales score, it is a role that fits the chameleon composer quite nicely.

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released July 13, 2017

(p)2017 NOREMIXES + (c)2017 Starkville Symphony [Ascap]

All songs written and produced by Paul J. Geissinger [Ascap]

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NOREMIXES Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NOREMIXES was founded in 2014 by Paul J. Geissinger, aka Starkey, to release music that fits between the genres. The label is an outlet for composers, artists and producers with a focus on synth music, electro-acoustic, ambient and modern classical styles. Paul is also co-owner of the Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey Record labels. ... more

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