Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold Pens Score for Off-Broadway Play 'Wyoming'
Published Jan 08, 2015Years after delivering his film score to LOLcats, Fleet Foxes founder Robin Pecknold is bringing his scoring skills to the Off-Broadway scene. A new play called Wyoming, featuring music from Pecknold and Bill Callahan collaborator Neal Morgan, opens this month.
The Brian Watkins-penned play runs January 15 to 31 at New York's Theater for the New City, with the play said to focus on one family's resurfacing of memories once "their estranged and silent brother is spotted at a hometown diner 20 years after a confounding childhood crime." The play features new, original music composed by co-conspirators Pecknold and Morgan.
While details on the sonics have not been detailed in full, the play's music supervisor, Scott Thomas, told Stereogum that it's "unlike any score for theatre that I've ever heard."
There are apparently no plans for Pecknold and Morgan to record the score.
Last year, Pecknold explained the lengthy absence of the Fleet Foxes, noting he was currently enrolled in New York's Columbia College to obtain an undergraduate's degree. He did, though, note at the time that he's "working on songs and excited for whatever happens next musically." The band's last release was 2011's Helplessness Blues.