I am scoring my school play, Frankenstein. It will utilize a combination of electronic scores and sound effects to present a new take on gothic horror. I want to terrify the audience. My first song that I will write is the opening number, which follows cues in the script:
1. The Moon emerges onstage, bright and brilliant. A layered drone fades in, made of multiple wind instruments. It grows in intensity, then cuts out.
2. A booming, imposing voice recites the first lines of the Old Testament. It's deep and unnatural, layered on top of reversed audio. My inspiration for this comes from the soundtrack to Doom (2015) by Mick Gordon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o9W-7JHs_w&list=PL3-Zr0Ym0Fgw9G6368AMfMKp9TR1ToaqR
3. The voice crossfades with an out-of-tune piano. It plays a haunting, disjointed melody.
4. Suddenly, an explosion. I'd like to imagine a large organ chord or a sawtooth synth, adding a synthetic texture.
Currently, I've drafted the full piece. I'd like to know I could take my ideas a step further.