Good Person of Szechwan Release / by Joel Mellin

 Good Person promotional poster from Adelphi

Good Person promotional poster from Adelphi

Finally, after months of sifting through the recordings, Musique Impossible is releasing the entire musical production of the Good Person of Szechwan put on by Adelphi University

I'm extremely proud of this work as it not only combines elements of Balinese gamelan, but elements of pop music and interactive theater.  The cast formed a 'pit band' on stage and played along with - and often filled in parts - the recordings using 'found' objects from the desolate world of the Good Person.  It was a challenge for me, partially due to time constraints (theater!) and because the lyrics to the songs were already written (as translated by Tony Kushner.)  

All of that adds up to this recording of the Good Person of Szechwan that I now present to you here.