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PROJECTS

The following extracts are from various projects with widely different briefs to give the listener an idea of the sonic pallets I am able to create.  I work project-specifically and as such the context of the scene, characters and narrative influences all my musical decisions that is extrapolated into a cohesive whole.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Incidental music and underscoring for a theatrical production, the evergreen Charles Dickens favourite:  

A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

Produced by VR Theatrical in 2021.

Composed, arranged and orchestrated by Wessel Odendaal

Mixing and mastering by VR Theatrical

Production:  VR Theatrical

Musicians:  Various

Programming:  Wessel Odendaal

Logistics:  VR Theatrical

©2021 VR Theatrical

A Christmas Carol - "Marley's Funeral"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 01:53

STAR+CROSSED - A NEW SOUTH AFRICAN MUSICAL

Original score for a new musical theatre production entitled STAR+CROSSED.  Set in 1940s South Africa, Star+Crossed is loosely inspired by the life of Elizabeth Klarer who became a minor celebrity for telling tales of being abducted by an alien from another planet with whom she fell in love.

Produced by VR Theatrical in 2022.

Composed and arranged by Wessel Odendaal

Book and Lyrics:  Marcel Meyer

Recorded at Howard Audio, Johannesburg

Mixing and mastering by Howard Audio

Musical Direction:  Wessel Odendaal

Singers:  Earl Gregory and Isabella Jane

Production:  VR Theatrical

Pianist:  Wessel Odendaal

Logistics:  VR Theatrical

©2022 VR Theatrical

Star+Crossed - "My Lover Is An Alien"Star+Crossed
00:00 / 04:35
Star+Crossed - "Casta Diva"Star+Crossed
00:00 / 05:59
Star+Crossed - "Star Crossed"Star+Crossed
00:00 / 02:40
Star+Crossed - "When I Led The Band"Star+Crossed
00:00 / 05:45
Star+Crossed - "Written In The Stars"Star+Crossed
00:00 / 02:41
Star+Crossed - "Bess Takes To The Sky"Star+Crossed
00:00 / 04:50

HAMLET

Incidental music and underscoring for a theatrical production of Shakespeare's HAMLET.

Produced by Daniel Galloway in association with KKNK and VR Theatrical.

Composed, arranged and orchestrated by Wessel Odendaal

Mixing and mastering by VR Theatrical

Production:  VR Theatrical

Musicians:  Various

Programming:  Wessel Odendaal

Logistics:  VR Theatrical

©2021 VR Theatrical

Hamlet - "Opening #2"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 02:36
Hamlet - "Party"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 01:24
Hamlet - "Invocation"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 01:34

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP - A VAMPIRE COMEDY

Incidental music and underscoring for a theatrical production, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP - a quirky comedy about mistaken identities, vampires, haunted houses and werewolves.

Produced by VR Theatrical.

Composed, arranged and orchestrated by Wessel Odendaal

Mixing and mastering by VR Theatrical

Production:  VR Theatrical

Musicians:  Various

Programming:  Wessel Odendaal

Logistics:  VR Theatrical

©2018 VR Theatrical

Irma Vep - "Main Theme"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 00:36
Irma Vep - "Sarcophagus Reveal"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 00:34
Irma Vep - "The Chase"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 01:26

HERE'S TO YOU - THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL SONGBOOK

Arrangements and orchestrations for a Simon & Garfunkel tribute show, HERE'S TO YOU.

Produced by VR Theatrical.

Arranged and orchestrated by Wessel Odendaal

Mixing and mastering by Howard Audio

Musical Direction by Wessel Odendaal

Production:  VR Theatrical

Musicians:  Various

Logistics:  VR Theatrical

©2018 VR Theatrical

Here's To You - "Graceland Medley"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 04:15
Here's To You - "Still Crazy After All These Years"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 03:44
Here's To You - "Punky's Medley"Wessel Odendaal
00:00 / 03:37
Here's To You - "Piano Variations" On S&GWessel Odendaal
00:00 / 03:12
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