The Music of Wonderbound

Wonderbound maintains an unparalleled commitment to live music for all of its season productions. These collaborating musical artists are an integral part of Wonderbound's identity.

 

Wonderbound's Ben Youngstone in Garrett Ammon’s Celestial Navigation with Ian Cooke Band. Photo by Amanda Tipton. 2017.

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  The Flight I Flew  by Ian Cooke. 2017.

The Flight I Flew by Ian Cooke. 2017.

The Flight I Flew

Ian Cooke

Released: 2017

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.

  NOENEMIES  by Flobots. 2017.

NOENEMIES by Flobots. 2017.

NOENEMIES

Flobots

Released: 2017

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.

  Dust  by Jesse Manley. 2017.

Dust by Jesse Manley. 2017.

Dust

Jesse Manley

Released: 2017

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. 

  Lucky  by Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. 2015.

Lucky by Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. 2015.

Lucky

Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe

Released: 2015

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.

  Antiquasauria  by Ian Cooke. 2015.

Antiquasauria by Ian Cooke. 2015.

Antiquasauria

Ian Cooke

Released: 2015

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.

  Winter  by Jesse Manley. 2015.

Winter by Jesse Manley. 2015.

Winter

Jesse Manley

Released: 2015

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  by Jesse Manley. 2014.

A Gothic Folktale by Jesse Manley. 2014.

A Gothic Folktale

Jesse Manley

Released: 2014

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  by Flobots. 2012.

The Circle In The Square by Flobots. 2012.

The Circle In The Square

Flobots

Released: 2012

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  by Paper Bird. 2012.

Carry On RMXD: Paper Bird Reimagined by Paper Bird. 2012.

Carry On RMXD: Paper Bird Reimagined

Paper Bird

Released: 2012

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.

  Lost and Found  by Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. 2011.

Lost and Found by Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. 2011.

Lost and Found

Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe

Released: 2011

Lost and Found includes music from Memories and Well-Grounded Hopes, the now iconic collaboration between Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe and Garrett Ammon. The ballet also includes music found on the album Lucky.

  Fortitude  by Ian Cooke. 2011.

Fortitude by Ian Cooke. 2011.

Fortitude

Ian Cooke

Released: 2011

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  by Paper Bird. 2011.

Carry On by Paper Bird. 2011.

Carry On

Paper Bird

Released: 2011

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.

  Devil's Red  by Jesse Manley. 2011.

Devil's Red by Jesse Manley. 2011.

Devil's Red

Jesse Manley

Released: 2011

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  by Ian Cooke. 2007.

The Fall I Fell by Ian Cooke. 2007.

The Fall I Fell

Ian Cooke

Released: 2007

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.