On Friday 25th January 2019 Heresy Records will release Testament, an album of eleven compositions by Mel Mercier, composer/percussionist/Professor and Chair of Performing Arts at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
It features works from the Broadway production of The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín, directed by Deborah Warner which starred Fiona Shaw, The PowerBook from the National Theatre of Great Britain, also directed by Warner and starring Fiona Shaw, Wayne Jordan’s production of Seán O’Casey’s The Shadow Of A Gunman, from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, James Macdonald’s production of Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp for the Royal Court Theatre and others.
The compositions have been drawn from original scores created by Mercier for nine Irish and international theatre productions and the collection features music that has been distilled, recomposed and remixed for CD.
“Mercier earned a Tony nomination in 2013 for his sound design for the solo show. His additional credits include the Old Vic’s Glenda Jackson-led King Lear, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and The Shadow of a Gunman at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.”