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Composer: Tim Hinton, Michael Shuler
Total Time: 7:09
This exciting yet totally achievable composition is based on numbers and takes its idea from the movie about John Nash, a genius with numbers always running through his head. You can feel the helter-skelter inner workings, buried thoughts, and subconscious ideas coming through the music. “A Beautiful Mind” opens with “Codes and Patterns.” Through Tim Hinton’s frantic and staccato music your audience will be immediately drawn in. “Hallucinations” is a strange combination of ideas, and is an excellent production number. “Therapy” is just a short respite from all the chaos. Hinton’s music ends with an exhilarating and frantic climax titled “A Brilliant Madness.”
The brain is the center of the human nervous system, controlling our thoughts, movements, memories and decisions. This show has an unusual electric bass soloist, but this could be altered to be any bass instrument synthesizer. You could also delve into Schizophrenia - a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal thinking, hallucinations, delusions, and social withdrawal.
A possible visual concept could be to have guard members each with a particular number on their uniform and flag. As the show goes on the numbers get more and more crowded until they take over at the end. You could also use clear boards to write on as the show progresses with math problems and numbers being written on them, so that they also become more crowded as the show progresses.
As with any Center X Productions show, visual concepts can be changed to fit the needs of your group. This show offers many unique musical moments and ideas that would work well with many themes or guard ideas.
Sound effects are available for most shows on our website. For most MSC and Center X Shows, the files are delivered at no additional charge as a Run Audio FX app file (requires purchase of app subscription) or $100 for separated sound files.* Availability/cost for sound effects or narration varies with each publisher/partner on our site.
For more information about Run Audio Fx, visit www.runaudiofx.com and test drive the app for free!! This is a completely customizable and powerful app that can work with any sound effect/file (yes, you can upload your own files into the program)! You can use it with your existing sound system (including self-powered speakers...by wired or bluetooth connections), by touch, with midi keyboard (full-control without touching the iOs device), and hundreds of sound effects are included with the purchase of a once-a-year subscription!
After you set up your show/soundboard, you save the entire RAFX Soundboard or "show" in a cloud service, or e-mail the file to yourself or collaborators on the project that havre RAFX. This way, if you have to reset the iOs device or get a new one, you can easily upload the file again and be up and running in a few seconds. Try doing that with a computer, its software, and additional hardware components...you've all witnessed that pre-show nightmare at least one time in your careers!
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*If you have any questions about sound effects being available for a show, please message us: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 800-356-4381