Ross Crean | Summerland: A Ghost Story (Original Soundtrack)

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Summerland: A Ghost Story (Original Soundtrack)

by Ross Crean

Inspired by the art of Tim Burton and Edward Gorey, Ross Crean creates a creepy soundscape of strings, piano (inside and out), vocals, toy piano, and melodica, to reflect the story of artist Kenneth Gerleve's installation, which premiered at LUMA in 2014.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Zeit Ist Geld!
Ross Crean
2:12 $0.99
2. Welcome to Summerland
Ross Crean
1:37 $0.99
3. The Grand Seances
Ross Crean
2:15 $0.99
4. Dewfield Pond
Ross Crean
1:18 $0.99
5. Another Medium Joins the Family
Ross Crean
1:34 $0.99
6. The Divine Charade
Ross Crean
2:41 $0.99
7. The Lovers
Ross Crean & Rebecca Keil Howatt
1:03 $0.99
8. A Marriage Is Forbidden
Ross Crean
1:25 $0.99
9. Our Parents Disappoint Us
Ross Crean
1:47 $0.99
10. The Occultist
Ross Crean & Rebecca Keil Howatt
0:55 $0.99
11. Forty-Miler
Ross Crean
1:27 $0.99
12. The Osiris Mechanism
Ross Crean
1:50 $0.99
13. Coming Home
Ross Crean
1:28 $0.99
14. The Three Disciples
Ross Crean
4:33 $0.99
15. A Spy in the Family
Ross Crean
1:17 $0.99
16. The Truth Shall Set You Free?
Ross Crean
4:03 $0.99
17. A Letter Opener in Hand
Ross Crean
1:27 $0.99
18. The Detective
Ross Crean & Rebecca Keil Howatt
1:00 $0.99
19. She Dies, But Not Alone
Ross Crean
4:38 $0.99
20. Death Is Not the End
Ross Crean
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, Ross Crean, began his
professional career as an operatic Bass-Baritone, specializing in
avant-garde and 20th century classical music. A graduate of Illinois State
University in Music Theory/Composition, he has worked with Stephen Taylor,
Augusta Read Thomas, and Nancy Van de Vate. He began training in
several vocal styles in his teens, including rock, opera, sean-nos
(traditional Gaelic singing), and Indian and Middle Eastern vocal
ornamentation. Crean's three-octave range brought him several
opportunities to perform pieces that required considerable vocal
acrobatics. His emotionally-violent compositions "Missa Dementia", "The
Mysteries of Uncle Archibald", and "Xenophysius Obscura" brought the
composer/performer a lot of critical acclaim in Europe. By the age of 25,
he had performed with the Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Moscow
Symphonies, as well as the Parisian Chamber Consort.

In 2005 Crean founded his own record label, Knight & Thorne Music, and has
performed worldwide as a solo artist, from the The Knitting Factory to
Carnegie Hall. His critically acclaimed albums "Blackwater" and "Lovers
and Other Kinds of Monsters" have been featured on Skope TV, Much Music,
Fuse TV, and Comcast OnDemand. Just recently, Crean established his own
film/composition company called Critical Muse Films, focusing on
Chicago-based filmmakers.

After being approached by Kenneth Gerleve in September 2013 to work on
"Summerland: A Ghost Story", Crean went straight to work. The two were
fans of each other's past projects, and had several influences in common,
making it a very natural pairing. Crean used his experience in film
composition to follow Gerleve's story and make a soundtrack for "a film in
tapestry". Focusing on stringed instruments, piano, and voice, he
challenged himself to get as many different sounds from those instruments
as possible by incorporating experimental techniques used in film work.
Crean's intentionally drifts away from the usual Wagnerian use of
leitmotif, his thematic attachment not solely done through melody, but
also by instrumentation and timbre.



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