Silent Orchestra, New Music for Silent Films Since 1998

Savannah Film Festival

Posted on Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 3:29 pm in Events, News by admin
Savannah Film Festival 2014 – Special Screening of Nosferatu at the Lucas - Photography by John McKinnon courtesy of SCAD.

Savannah Film Festival 2014 – Special Screening of Nosferatu at the Lucas – Photography by John McKinnon courtesy of SCAD.

We performed our score for the F.W. Murnau classic silent, NOSFERATU (1922), at the beautiful Lucas Theater, for the 2014 Savannah Film Festival.  Thanks to all the wonderful staff and volunteers at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) who helped us pull off this show without a hitch. Check out this great photo by John McKinnon, courtesy of SCAD. Somehow we manage to fill half the orchestra pit.  We can’t wait to go back for another show!

A Dream Within A Dream

Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 10:36 pm in Events by admin

July 2014 brings new music by Silent Orchestra! We were pleased to contribute a 45 minute score for the groundbreaking production of A Dream Within A Dream. Part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, this groundbreaking immersive transmedia performance is all about the life, death and works of Edgar Allan Poe. Our friend Edgar has died under the most mysterious of circumstances, yet there have been sightings of the would-be-dead writer, all over town. Will you help us solve these bewildering series of events?

Here is an in-depth preview of our new opus. Could there be a new album in the works? Need you ask?

METROPOLIS!

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 11:27 am in Events, News by admin

The greatest and most lavish silent film ever made now has a score by Silent Orchestra!   We return to the McEvoy Auditorium at the  Smithsonian American Art Museum to premiere an original score for the classic film, Metropolis.  This 1927 silent German film is set in a future society divided into two classes: one of planners and managers who live in luxury and one of workers who live and work underground.

You are in for a treat as this newly restored version includes about 25 minutes of previously lost footage.  This expressionist masterpiece — the most expensive silent film ever made — will be brought to life with our electrifying new score!

May 14, 3pm at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, one show only! Tickets are free but get there early to get in! We’re not kidding.

See the Smithsonian web site for details on the show.

Check out highlights of our score. In this sample you will hear, Moloch, Death to the Machines, Here Comes the Flood, Furioso, Yoshiwara and Robot Transformation.

Silent Orchestra – Metropolis Score Highlights by Silent Orchestra

Metropolis Veil Dance clip 110319 by Silent Orchestra

 

Music for TV and Film

Posted on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 1:22 pm in Music Services by admin

SilentOrchestraRich1_smHire Silent Orchestra to score your next film!  Carlos Garza and Rich O’Meara have scored 15 feature length films and more than 30 short films.  We are experienced composers in many styles ranging from classical, jazz, rock and world music.  Through work on several contemporary features and shorts, Carlos and Rich have experience in composing behind dialog and in situations where music plays a larger role in conveying the meaning of the film.

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A demo reel is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Carlos Garza

8209 Springfield Village Dr.

Springfield, VA 22152

phone: 703-644-5812