In this interview, composer of the new show, 'The Woodsman,' Edward W. Hardy chats with The Pickwyck about his writing process, his past work and how the story of the Tin Man in Frank Baum's classic 'The Wizard of Oz' is retold through this spectacular production.
How did you know you wanted to get involved in the arts? Was there one defining moment where you said to yourself, "This is what I want to do"?
Can you tell us about your past work? In your opinion, what have been some memorable moments in your career?
Do you have to be in a specific mindset in order to create your music or does it sometimes just come to you when you are least expecting it?
What, in your opinion, is one of the most difficult parts of your composing?
Let's discuss your latest work, The Woodsman! For those who are unaware about the concept/plot of the show, can you tell us a little bit about the show?
The Woodsman is unique due to the fact that puppetry is used. Was the show birthed with the idea that puppets would be heavily incorporated or was that something that came along later on during the creative process?
Were there any challenges for you as a composer when writing the music for this show?
The Wizard of Oz is a widely known and loved classic. How did you incorporate Frank Baum's work into your own writing?