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April is a multimedia music drama by Dominic Mekky and Franky Rousseau. Adapted from a play by Samuel Bronowski, April tells the story of a singer in her early thirties who is irreparably losing her hearing, and the ensuing toll this takes on her and her two close, but unhealthy, relationships. Through a series of scenes and episodes, employing many different modes of storytelling, the plot unfolds in fragments, narrated by one of the characters in hindsight.

The film work of Pier-Louis Dagenais-Savard is a constant temporal navigator, always spinning and moving, connecting different periods of time and allowing us to “see” memory. We see the characters as they were and are, remembered and imagined.

Disc 1: April (tracks 1–20)

Disc 2: Additional Music (tracks 21–40)

credits

released April 9, 2018

CREDITS

Music and words by Dominic Mekky & Franky Rousseau
Adapted from the stage play by Samuel Bronowski
Audio Production by Brian Chan, Dominic Mekky & Franky Rousseau
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Brian Chan
Video by Pier-Louis Dagenais-Savard
Sound Design by Dominic Mekky

Recorded in the Multimedia Room & Studios A & B, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Montreal, QC; 1800 Albemarle, Brooklyn NY.
Mixed & Mastered at May Place, Vancouver, BC

Original Cast:
April Hollen – Emma Frank
Michael Kitzki – Sean Jernigan
Aaron Deen – Daniel Ellis-Ferris
Lillian Kitzki – Alena Spanger
Radio Host – Sophie Bromberg
Michael’s Interlocutor – Dominic Mekky

Musicians:
Violins – Amanda Lo
Violas – Chieh-Fan Yiu
Cellos – Jane Chan & Brian Chan
Basses – Alec Hiller & Steph Diamant
Flute – Jeff Stonehouse
Clarinet – Bradley Powell & Levon Henry
Horns – Lyne Santamaria & Flo Rousseau
Piano – Dominic Mekky
Guitar – Franky Rousseau
Electric Bass – Matt Rousseau
Drums – Eric Read

Chorus of Voices:
Ali Levy
Franky Rousseau
Maerin Hunting
Jon Kaspy
Dustin Connery-Grigg

Additional Mixing:
Jon Kaspy – “Full Moon” and “Standing By”

Additional Engineering:
Jon Kaspy – Studios A & B, McGill University
Julian Cubillos – 77 Linden, Brooklyn NY
Dominic Mekky – 1800 Albemarle, Brooklyn NY

Assistant Engineers:
Jack Kelly
Alan Han
Gintas Norvila

Video Re-Editing (2018):
Dominic Mekky

Graphic Design:
Lucy Andersen
Eva Neves

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Dominic Mekky & Franky Rousseau (Sounds & Voices) New York

Sounds & Voices is the musical-dramatic partnership of Dominic Mekky and Franky Rousseau. It is committed to producing narrative-based musical works that synthesize many forms and blend multiple media.

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