Use the embedded player below to hear a sample of “EVIL KIRK” by Kathryn Ladano, featuring yours truly
The initial concept was Kathryn’s. She liked that Star Trek the original series had a lot of audible bass clarinet in the music. Often just before a red shirt was about to die, you’d hear a bass clarinet melody…and then ZAP!
We decided to add a vocal element. I compiled some of my favourite Captain James Tiberius Kirk quotations, and Kathryn had a general direction for the music but otherwise she improvised. We performed it live in four takes at Wildrid Laurier University’s Seminary building. A couple effects were added in mixing and voila — “Evil Kirk”!
Photos: Martin LePage