Quality of Death

Music from and inspired by the world premiere play by Ruth Jenkins

Released February 11, 2022

Quality of Death premiered February 4 and 5, 2022 as part of the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland, OR. Directed by Theresa Robbins Dudeck and Stage Managed by Sarah Nolte.

Live performances followed on February 11-19 at Twilight Theater in N Portland.

The album consists of 11 pieces of instrumental music written for the production (most were used) and three mixes of the theme song, Do Not Resuscitate.

Produced by Kevin Laurila and Patrick Short. Cover Art by Amy Gray.

All music © 2022 Patrick Short, BMI except where noted

Tracks and Info:

Do Not Resuscitate (Mars Mix)
song by Patrick Short, Ruth Jenkins and Jill Bernard
Lead vocal: Susannah Mars
Backing vocals: Margie Boulé*, Jenn Hunter Tindle* and Patrick Short
Saxophones: Brooke Cummins
Piano, Organ, Sounds: Patrick Short
Bass and Production: Kevin Laurila
© 2008 Patrick Short, BMI
* backing vocals recorded in 2008

White Owl Box
music by David Short and Emily Lewis
Cellos: David Short
Violas: Emily Lewis
Piano: Patrick Short

Waiting
music by Patrick Short and Kevin Laurila
Synths: Kevin Laurila
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short

No Place Like
music by David Short and Patrick Short
Cellos: David Short
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short

Territories Quartet
music by David Short and Emily Lewis
Cellos: David Short
Viola: Emily Lewis
Piano: Patrick Short

Peach Pie
music by Patrick Short and David Short
Cellos: David Short
Piano: Patrick Short

Martha’s Room
music by Emily Lewis and Patrick Short
Viola: Emily Lewis
Noire Piano: Patrick Short

Being Heard is Being Loved
music by David Short, Emily Lewis and Patrick Short
Cellos: David Short
Viola: Emily Lewis
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short

Do Not Resuscitate (Shadow Mix)
song by Patrick Short, Ruth Jenkins and Jill Bernard
Vocals: Susannah Mars and Patrick Short
Saxophones: Brooke Cummins
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short
© 2008 Patrick Short, BMI

Geneva
music by Patrick Short
Piano and sounds: Patrick Short

Puppetry
music by David Short and Patrick Short
Cello: David Short
Noire Piano: Patrick Short

Chocolate
music by David Short, Emily Lewis and Patrick Short
Cellos: David Short
Viola: Emily Lewis
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short

Departing Train
music by Patrick Short and David Short
Cellos: David Short
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short

Do Not Resuscitate (Code Grey Mix)
song by Patrick Short, Ruth Jenkins and Jill Bernard
Lead vocal: Patrick Short
Shadow vocal: Susannah Mars
Piano and Sounds: Patrick Short
© 2008 Patrick Short, BMI

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