SCORES FOR SHORTS
December 23, 2018
Short Suites Represent Short Film Scores in New Soundtrack Release
MovieScore Media has introduced a new initiative entitled Short Cuts 2018, a unique opportunity for fans of film music to discover the best scores written for short films of each year. The selection process involves curating dozens of entries from which the best ones are selected and released in digital format by MovieScore Media and on CD by Quartet Records.
Composers represented on this album range from industry veterans like Angelo Badalamenti (TWIN PEAKS) and Nicholas Pike (SLEEPWALKERS) to current names such as Joe Kraemer (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION) and Cyrille Aufort (A ROYAL AFFAIR) and new, fresh talent like Anne-Kathrin Dern (THE JADE PENDANT) and Patrick Neil Doyle (the son of the famous Patrick Doyle). Represented with the longest selection, and also the cover image, is Anthony Lledo’s award-winning score for the Batteries Not Included-inspired sci-fi short INVADERS. Each of the represented composers have fashioned a score that successfully encapsulates the essence of these unique stories in a polished musical gem that not only supports the visuals, but is a satisfying listening experience in its own right.
This year, the represented genres on Short Cuts include fantasy, drama, horror, sci-fi, comedy and documentary. An interesting trend is that at least a handful of these films got their start from crowdfunding sites, so it’s especially refreshing to see that some of that budget going to recording original scores with actual musicians.
Although the tracks themselves have a different feel to them due to the diversity of both the represented genres and the composers involved, we hope this selection of the best short scores from 2018 proves that great film music is still alive and well – sometimes it’s just hiding in the smallest places!
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View the video featuring a suite from the score: