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Soundtracks

Since the invention of digital technology and audio sampling, many motion pictures have been able to rely on digital samples to mimic the sound of live instruments, and many scores are created and performed wholly by the composers themselves. Compositions are written to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene.

Silent film soundtracks tend to be a bit different. I find myself pushed to find new ideas and solutions in order to retain interest. It is a true challenge of creativity to compose for long periods of time such as the span of a hour or longer silent film, but I find the process pleasantly immersive.

Excerpts

Sanctuary - from Metropolis

Witch Burn - from Metropolis

Cesare Awakens - from Caligari

Police Station - from Caligari

Metropolis

A new soundtrack for the 1927 silent science fiction film Metropolis. I used many combinations of electronics and orchestral samples to achieve a unique but dated sound. Some of the inspiration came from the powerful brass music written for television's The Outer Limits by Dominic Frontiere, while other aspects of the music rely on the intense repetition of minimalism to build tension.

Nosferatu

Original orchestral soundtrack for Act Five of the 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu.

Moreā€¦

You can also investigate my entire back catalogue of wonky techno stuff from the Studio1057 BandCamp page at http://studio1057.bandcamp.com which includes full free downloads.

There is also an experimental project called Magnets that I have been working on and off for a few years at http://soundcloud.com/siebert-tenseven which is the Siebert Tenseven SoundCloud page, le nom de plume de l'oiseau avec une ambiance scandinave allemand!

Trouble?

This is a download-heavy website that is hosted on a shared server, so there are times when it will not function perfectly. Each file download can be viewed in the horizontal bar included in the media player. Be patient and the files should load correctly. Sometimes it's a good idea to reload the page.

All of the music files are duplicated and available at the Studio1057 SoundCloud page, and all of the videos can be viewed at the Studio1057 YouTube page, however the commentary is not quite as cohesive.