I wanted to post on this forum about a project we have going on now. Part of the project is showcasing different composers at our Filmusik website and at the live performances in Portland or. We're coming up on the 1 years anniversary of our first production, in this last year we've put on over 10 concerts and commissioned original work from 8 composers. Part of our next project is open to any composer who is interested in writing original music for film. In our performance of Gamera Vs. Guiron this November, we are performing an original soundscape to a Japanese monster movie epic from the sixties. Live voice actors dub the film into english, a team of sound effects artists perform all the noises and an orchestra plays an original soundtrack from the pit. I'm excited to hear what people come up with for this, check it out at www.filmusik.com

Filmusik is a group that creates original collaborative performances to film. In our 2009 project Gamera vs. Guiron a new orchestral score is performed live in the pit for the 1969 Kaiju Film: Gamera tai Daiakaijū Giron (roughly translated as Gamera vs. Devil Monster Guiron).

We figured why let our composers have all the fun. We’ve created 2 short clips of the film with the soundtrack removed like we use for the live performances, anyone can create music to go with these clips and they will be posted on the web for all to enjoy. Death-metal? A'cappella? Bluegrass? It’s all fair game, however you envision this monster music to be. Check out the sample clips and other submissions at the website: www.filmusik.com/monster. We're excited to hear what people come up with!! We're even offering a modest prize for the winner of the contest (judged in November). Check out the site for more info.

Cheers -
Galen Huckins

Director - Filmusik
Portland, or.