David Gunn [composer, writer, isosogist]


The first five sets of music were written for Ray Bradbury’s Pandemonium Theatre Company in Pasadena, California (specifically, South Pasadena). Due to budgetary constraints, these fine tunes were never given the opportunity of a live performance. Typically, eighteen to twenty days before the music was needed, I received a script in the mail. Mr. Bradbury occasionally would note in the stage direction where music might be appropriate, but no other specifics – such as, importantly, the length of the snippet – were provided. The venue for the performances, the Frement Centre Theatre in Pasadena (that is, South Pasadena), is a former mortuary, a key factor in the stylistic direction some of the tunes took.

Dandelion Wine
 midi (2007)
Pillar of Fire
midi (2006)
Green Town
 midi (2007)
Something Wicked This Way Comes
midi (1994)
Leviathan ’99
midi (2007)
The Troll’s Awful Curse
flute, oboe, 2 Bb clarinets, bassoon, French horn, trombone, piano, narrator/tenor, witch (1972)
Is this theater music or chamber music? Hmm, since it isn’t here, I guess it’s over in Chamber Music.