The International Youth Silent Film Festival challenges young filmmakers to create silent films to original theatre organ soundtracks composed by Nathan Avakian. Filmmakers 20 years old or younger choose one of ten three-minute scores provided by the IYSFF and create their film to go along with the music—reverse of the traditional film scoring process.
The compositions in this book are intentionally unconventional. They incorporate orchestral structure, rhythmic techniques, and registrations not associated with the vast majority of theatre organ music. Although the primary objective in the composition of these soundtracks is to provide inspiring music for young filmmakers, another intention was to foster an innovative approach to theatre organ playing.
IYSFF Silent Film Soundtracks - Printed Book
Listen to the soundtracks in the "music" tab!