The Flight I Flew
Featured in Wonderbound's Celestial Navigation by Garrett Ammon and released in conjunction with the show, Ian Cooke's The Flight I Flew was recorded and mastered while working with Ammon to bring the music to life as a sci-fi adventure for the stage.
Flobots began working with Wonderbound's Garrett Ammon to develop an evening-length collaboration while NOENEMIES was being written. As it evolved, they all agreed the new album would be the perfect soundscape for what would become Wonderbound's DIVISIONS. The album was released in conjunction with the show.
Jesse Manley was brought on board early in the development process when Wonderbound and Curious Theatre Company chose the Dust Bowl as the subject of a collaborative project to merge dance and theatre. Manley wrote all original music for the production, titled Dust, by drawing on American folk traditions from the era. Manley released the studio album the following year.
Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe
Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe's Lucky features music selections from Aqua and Garrett Ammon's 2013 collaboration, Memories and Well-Grounded Hopes (see Lost and Found for more music from this work), as well as selections from their 2015 collaboration, Hidden Constellation.
Ian Cooke was writing the music for Antiquasauria while working with Garrett Ammon and poet Michael J. Henry to develop Wonderbound's Gone West. Numerous songs from the album found a home in the production as well as music from Cooke's previous albums, Fortitude and The Fall I Fell.
When Garrett Ammon decided to create a new seasonal production that was in line with Wonderbound's artistic vision, he immediately approached Jesse Manley for the project. Winter premiered in December 2014 as a five-sensory, immersive experience. Manley recorded the studio album and released it the following year.
A Gothic Folktale
The production of A Gothic Folktale was developed collaboratively among Garrett Ammon, Jesse Manley, and illusionist and mentalist Professor Phelyx. The show premiered in 2013, and Manley released the album six months later.
The Circle In The Square
Flobots' The Circle In The Square incorporates samples from Carry On, the live album by Paper Bird from the full-length collaboration with Garrett Ammon. The tracks 'Flokovsky,' 'The Circle In The Square,' and 'Run' were choreographed by Ammon into a spontaneous dance performance that occurred at events and locations across Denver.
Carry On RMXD: Paper Bird Reimagined
After Paper Bird released the live album of Carry On, their full-length collaboration with Garrett Ammon, they handed the raw tracks over to a collection of Denver musicians to remix as they saw fit.
For Gone West, a collaborative full-length production created by Garrett Ammon, Ian Cooke, and poet Michael J. Henry, music was drawn from both of Cooke's existing albums,Fortitude and The Fall I Fell, In addition, Gone West included new music from Antiquasauria, the album Cooke was writing during the creative process.
Carry On helped set the stage for what Wonderbound would become. It was the first full-length collaborative production between Garrett Ammon and a local Denver band. Paper Bird wrote all original music for the show, and the live album was released later that same year.
Jesse Manley gave an advance copy of his first album, Devil's Red, to Garrett Ammon. After listening to it, Ammon reached out to Manley about making a ballet with him performing live. The resulting ballet, Vagabond Hill, premiered weeks before the official album release and set the stage for numerous collaborations between the two.
The Fall I Fell
Music selections from Ian Cooke's first album, The Fall I Fell, were incorporated into Gone West, a full-length collaboration with Garrett Ammon and poet Michael J. Henry. Gone West also included music from Cooke's two subsequent albums, Fortitude and Antiquasauria.