The Ocean Floaters (the score for Float, Act 1)

by Peter Dizozza

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“Eccentric, eclectic and fiercely individualistic” (TrakMARX)

Cinema VII Presents
The Ocean Floaters
Peter Dizozza’s new studio album,
a 9 song cycle with incidental music

Recorded by Jeff Berner at Galuminum Foil.
Percussion by Charlie McKenna

Containing the complete musical score for the play-script
“The Floaters Meet the Farmers,” produced on stage in 2012 as "The Ocean Floaters." In 2014 La Mama introduced its sequel, The New Floater Family. The script and score for both pieces became Act 1 & 2 of the piece entitled FLOAT produced in 2015 at Theater for the New City.

Prior albums include these favorites:
Pro-Choice on Mental Health (A Seven Song Cycle with Monologues and Mini-Play), Produced by Joe Bendik
Songs of “The Golf Wars,” Produced by Major Matt Mason USA for Olive Juice Music
The “Prepare to Meet Your Maker” Soundtrack Recordings,
Produced by Alex Abrash and David Baker
And
"The Last Dodo" Cast Album, Produced by Aashish Pathak

“Whimsical and Politically Charged” (The New Yorker)
“Charming.” (The New York Times)
“Music, melodic; … voice, strangely comforting.” (The Yale Herald)
“Sondheim Meets Burroughs” (Time Out London)
“Ain’t Misbehavin’…” (The Wall Street Journal)

© ℗ Cinema VII (CVII Recordings)
Sheet music available through O.W.L. Publishing

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released February 28, 2013

Percussion: Charlie McKenna
Recorded by Jeff Berner at Galuminum Foil

additional credits: Bass: Jeff Berner
Flute & Guitar: Anne Levey-Allauzen
Vocal solos: Mike Allen Hill, Monica Dizozza, Diana Sheivpresad, Karen Lynn Miller

The squid cover is an etching by E. A. Tilly

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Track Name: Floating Theme Song
You'll be my emolument. You are my seeds!

Temp Master 20130316
Track Name: Smile Pretty Girl
Unfold Emerge
Track Name: Scary World ("Floating Again")
not to be too gothic about it: "What horrors are left as we struggle abandoned by OUR ambitions, all invented for her, intended to please, to help make her happiER."
Track Name: Fainting (precipice view)
FAINTING FINAL Precipice view: in E and G
||:E B C#m A E B G#m A
ALL: Fainting, Falling, Floating on air. Resting together somewhere over there.
A C#m C#m B
It’s a long trip to get from there. It’s a short trip to go from here.
Short the journey from here to there. Long the journey from there to here.:||
D E A D Bm A E/G# F#m
Fasting, declining, enclosed in an opening, a top floor landing through the stairs. Go
Bm/D Dm6 G9
upward. Those doors below are jammed and closed.

||:C Em F G | C Em F :|| |F G Am Bb |F G Dm C6| Dm6/B Am|

Gsus4 G, Dsus2 D, C/E Em C G D Bm C
Fainting, Falling, Floating on air. Resting together somewhere over there. It’s a
C Em Em D
Long trip to get from there. It’s a short trip to go from here. Short the
Journey from here to there. Long the journey from there to here.
F G A D Bm A E/G# F#m
Fasting, declining, enclosed in a hidden hall, a Top floor leading to the stars. Go
Bm/D Dm6 G9
Up-ward. Those Doors be-low are Jammed and closed.
||:C Em F G | C Em F :|| ||: F G Am Bb | Fmaj7 G Dm :|| ||:Dm C6 Dm6/B Am;||
Track Name: The Love of Your Life
she's
Track Name: Captain ("who is in charge here?")
All Hands on Deck!

C: Who is in charge here? By whose authority do you act?
J: That all depends, dear, upon with whom you chance to interact.
B: We’re in the moment, gaining, risking, losing in a game of glory.
You touch my hand.
C: The seat of power is where you sit. J: You strike a chord as I chomp a bit.
C: Declaring, swearing, our course is set. J: You offer passion and what you get. ALL: I don’t know. B: I love my God….

J: Who cut the cord here? By whose authority did you clip?
C: That all depends, dear, on whom today is captain of the ship.
B: We’re falling floating, gaining risking losing maybe this time winning.
My true love is in – ALL: the ocean.
C: The rabid sea nymphs arousing me; my stable lover is watching me.
J: Total immersion is drowning me. My stable lover is saving me.
ALL: I don’t know. Be kind to your gods. J: I love my god.
C: I love my lover in my Worship of the goddess,
B: The mother goddess, ALL: Santoshi Maa.
(Instr. Crossed Hands)
J: Your stronger God interrupts my train of thought, my meditation,
C: On my personal goddess, Santoshi Maa
J: (123) Her purpose and mine collide.
B: Find the deficit. Is it in her/him or me?
J: Hers is a surplus of sincerity… Is it me who has deficiency?
ALL: I don’t know. The face on fire is where you sat.
You struck a chord when you swung a bat!
Track Name: Thank You Lord
good comes to those who act