Chekhov Music


For the Wellington production of Chekhov in Hell, director Eleanor Bishop commissioned some original music from local musician and composer Gareth Hobbs. There are four pieces, the euphoric dance track ‘Chekhov in Hell theme’, the trancey ‘We’re Lost, We’re Lost, We’re Nowhere Now’, the distantly grinding ‘I Left My Head and Heart on the Dancefloor’, and the twinkling ‘Northern Lights’. A link to them is here.

Interesting that he’s zoned in on two scenes that are named after songs. We’re Lost... takes its title from lyrics of The Secret Machines ‘Nowhere Again’ while ‘I Left My Head...’ is from Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’. (In the Drum Theatre production, the soundtracks for these two scenes were ‘Smash TV’ by Chase & Status and the infinitely sleazy ‘Let Me Think About It’ by Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand.)