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Composition & Sound Design

- See Resumé - 

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Mishelle composes for musical theatre, straight theatre and anything else that tells a story. Her music has been performed from British Columbia to Ontario to New York City.

As a sound designer, Mishelle has created both original theatrical scores and sound worlds built from non-musical material.

Mishelle also specializes in working with actor/musicians, helping performers of all skill levels achieve a professional sound onstage and offering support to directors incorporating live music into a production. She often combines duties as a music director, performer, and composer.

Below is a selection of audio and video featuring Mishelle's music. See her resumé above for a comprehensive list of past projects.

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Incidental Music

A selection of music written as part of complete sound designs for various theatrical productions.

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STATIONARY

Under the fluorescent lights of real life, obligations and social niceties loom large. But in the world of day-dreams, all things are possible. STATIONARY: a recession-era musical explores the lives of 6 young people at a moment when big dreams meet reality checks. It’s a musical for the generation that has stepped out – bachelor degree in hand – to discover that the world isn’t quite what they were promised it would be. Real life is disappointing. Singing about it definitely takes the edge off. 

This album is the Original Cast Recording of STATIONARY: a recession-era musical as presented by Delinquent Theatre in the Neanderthal Arts Festival, July 2012. 

  • 2:49
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 3:24
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 1:53
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Brian Cochrane
  • 2:47
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 2:46
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 2:44
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 3:54
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 2:27
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Brian Cochrane
  • 1:28
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
  • 4:34
    Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Christine Quintana
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Duty

Selections from Duty, a 10-minute musical about an encounter between an Iraq War resister and an Albanian Kosovar janitor.

Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Ellen Johnston.

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The Last Good One

Demo tracks from The Last Good One. Michael Bermann and his family are tasked by two angels sent by God to find one good person within NYC in 24 hours, or else the city will be wiped clean by the Lord. 

Music by Mishelle Cuttler, words by Alex Syiek.

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Odds, Ends, and iPhone Recordings

A selection of fun material that doesn't fit anywhere else. It is also a selection of things for which good recordings may not exist.

  • 2:33
    An ode to new age spirituality, privilege, & cultural appropriation. Music & lyrics by Mishelle Cuttler.
  • 4:01
    An epic freeform jam on the "State Bed" exhibit at the Met. Words by Alex Syiek.
  • 3:18
    Words by Lauren Taslitz, written on the ocassion of her granddaughter's birth.
  • 2:29
    If Laura from The Glass Menagerie had a solo. Music & Lyrics by Mishelle Cuttler.
  • 4:46
    2 teenage girls have broken into the home of a rock star they are obsessed with. At approx 3:30 one of them beats him to death with his guitar. Words by KC Hur.