Sam Fisher, 14/15 Kulas Composer Fellow, on his composition process for “Fire on the Water”

Sam Fisher

Fire on the Water has been extremely challenging and opened up some really joyous discoveries. I have no habits or conventions for designing a show like this. Every second of the day I am asking myself “Okay, how am I going to go about this?” in regards to some new piece of the puzzle which needs a whole creative process behind it to reach fruition. It gives me a collector’s sense of enjoyment to look at the diversity of shiny musical moments in the play and at the many disparate worlds which the scenes inhabit. It forms a kind of collage where the material of one world shreds the reality of another, where rebel strands of time and place run raids on a linear narrative, and where an idea flows freely from one embodiment to another.”


Click Here to see charts Sam created and uses to help visualize the timing of the cues for the Fire on the Water live band.