Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Paradise Circus – Original soundtrack by Mocean Worker

Mocean Worker. I knew his music years ago from KCRW before I ever met him. Imagine my surprise when he called me up out of the blue soon after relocating to South Pasadena from NYC. Kindred souls are bound to meet I suppose.

When I started this project he was the obvious choice for a collaborator to create the perfect Soundtrack to Paradise. And so he has. The working title is Angus Dei Tuvan Bali Calliope, and it sounds just like that. It's got boys choir, strings, Balinese Gamelan, Tuvan Singers, whale noises, harps and a calliope. It will play inside the Paradise structure during the show. Check it out.

Soundtrack: Angus Dei Tuvan Bali Calliope



Mocean Worker and me in his studio. Besides working with me on the Circus,
he's done years of projects for films and TV including Breaking Bad, Disney,
a host of commercials and his own published music. The man has range.






Friday, December 5, 2014

Paradise Circus – Under Construction

James Petersen of Art Contraptions and David Paris have been wrestling with the structure, and finally got the shell up yesterday. I'm staying late checking dimensions and printing before it gets disassembled tomorrow.  I start wallpapering by the end of the week. Busy days ahead.

David Paris, master builder & designer James Petersen and me in the studio.
James took my crude designs and turned them into a tight, well-executed construction.