It's time to settle into the vibe! Brooklyn composer Brandomitable swung by the Playbill Offices to join the Songwriter Series, and he brought the groove with him. Presented by Audible Theater, the series is dedicated to spotlighting emerging composers and features a new video every month.
Brandomitable was joined by pianist and arranger Ike Webster, presenting two songs from Brandomitable's newest musical The Kronos Suite. Performed by Brandomitable, the first song featured is the percussive song "Headlines," and the second is the delicate ballad "Beautiful World," which traces the main character Cosmo's first surrealist experience.
Inspired by the Afro-Futurist and Afro-Surrealist movements, Brandomitable blends the two distinct styles into a groove all his own, with lyrics that float over the melody in an almost hypnotic fashion.
To cap off their visit, Brandomitable and Webster opted to play Brandomitable's self-titled theme song: may we all aspire to such artistic confidence!
Brandomitable (aka Brandon Webster) is a Brooklyn-based composer, dramaturg and storyteller working in Afro-Futurism and Afro-Surrealism. Brandomitable is a 2021-2022 winner of the Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University's Lewis Center For The Arts, part of the inaugural class of MAKERS at Musical Theatre Factory, the 2017 MCC Theater Artistic Fellow, and a part of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop class of 2013.
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