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Is This A Room - Original Score

by Vive la Void

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Bubbles 05:40
Awry 02:30
Rising 02:34
Menace 08:21
Rock River 02:18
Summer Drone 07:11
Pretty Paper 03:08


This album is Sanae Yamada's original score to Half-Straddle’s Is This A Room, conceived of and directed by Tina Satter.

About the play:

A true story, still unfolding.

June 3, 2017:
A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in our voting system. She's in jail now.

Is This A Room stages the verbatim FBI transcript of what happened at Reality's house that day.

As the verbal dance between knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents unfolds in Reality’s home and her autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges—with consequences that extend from the most personal to the totally political.

About the music:

Taking cues from the provocations and manipulations of cinematic soundtracks, the nine synth compositions here carve out a distinctly psychological space. The score plays with mood and emotion, tension, expectation, a slowly encroaching threat, and an intractable sense of loss. The final track is a film-style theme song, inspired by the encoded femininity of 60’s girl-group music.

Is This A Room debuted at The Kitchen in New York City in January, 2019, and premieres Off Broadway at Vineyard Theatre on October 21, 2019.


released October 21, 2019

Written, Recorded and Mixed by Sanae Yamada
Mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Audio
Artwork by Murphey Wilkins


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