Later this month, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Pat Metheny will see the debut of a new score for a theatrical production as he’s written the music for Eugene O’Neill’s epic Mourning Becomes Electra. The drama, starring veteran actresses Lili Taylor and Jena Malone, will play a limited Off-Broadway run Jan. 27 through April 18 at the Acorn Theatre in New York. Metheny composed and performed the solo guitar score on an instrument from the 1860s, which is the same period as the play.
It’s Metheny’s first score for a theatrical production since 1986’s Orphans, which played in Chicago, New York and London. Metheny also has scored the music for numerous motion pictures, including A Map of the World, Twice in a Lifetime and The Falcon and the Snowman. The latter produced the hit single “Chris.”Posted by Brian Soergel at January 13, 2009 2:33 AM