Imogen Heap’s Harry Potter & The Cursed Child score to be released as an album
Imogen Heap's music for the stage production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is being released as an album. Adapted from each of the play's four acts, The Music of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is written, composed, performed, and recorded by Heap, who says, "this album is like nothing I’ve ever attempted before. It’s four suites containing music from each of the four acts of the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. With over 100 moments of music in the play, the challenge was how to weave them together, and I think it has manifested into a really enjoyable listen, with memories for those who’ve seen the play, musical accompaniment to those with the script of the play or simply just to enjoy the music as a stand-alone album. It is crafted to be listened to in its entirety, taking the listener through different worlds within each suite. I don’t know another album like it. I hope others enjoy listening to it as much as I’ve enjoyed making it."
The album will be available in store and digitally on November 2 2018, via Sony Music Masterworks.
Since her work with Frou Frou, Imogen Heap has released a few solo albums, most recently Sparks in 2014 and released the single "Tiny Human" using blockchain technology. She's currently on a world music and technology tour, Mycelia. Details:
THE MYCELIA WORLD TOUR is a new model for touring, comprising of concerts, talks, workshops and exhibitions, the 40-city tour will be used as a platform to officially launch Mycelia’s Creative Passport - realising a vision of the future which sees music makers connected through a verified and decentralised ecosystem, promoting artist-led, fair and sustainable operating practices.
Imogen Heap's music is also currently in the midst of getting another boost within the pop world, as Ariana Grande did a rework of "Goodnight and Go" from Imogen's beloved 2005 LP Speak For Yourself on her new album Sweetener.
The Tony award winning Broadway production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child continues its run at NYC's Lyric Theater, and a new block of 100,000 tickets is being released on September 27 at 11 AM Eastern, for performances through June 9, 2019. Purchasing tickets will work the same way as previous general releases, through a virtual waiting room with random queue numbers. More details here.