Incidental Music for the Stage Play “Proof” by David Auburn
Theatre is music of the soul and Proof is a particularly musical and soulful play. It calls for attention to tempo, dynamics, harmony, and dissonance; It is rich with colors, moods, shape, and form. With this in mind, I composed the Incidental music for Proof in the style of a twelve-tone serialism of Arnold Schoenberg.
An Interesting note. Many patrons commented with positive notes on the use of the twelve-tone music scale. All the reviewers except for one noted that the twelve-tone style fit the dynamics of the play beautifully. That reviewer wrote that the music sounded like a 7-year-old with a Casio. Oh, well. Perhaps I should have spelled it out in the program.