Carlos Garza is a composer, sound designer and music editor for film and video. He has scored 17 feature films and over 30 shorts films, including animated and trailers. In 2009, he was awarded the top composing prize in the Washington, DC 48 Hour Film Project.
He is known for live accompaniment of classic and contemporary silent films in the duo, Silent Orchestra with Rich O’Meara. Together they created a new sound for classic silent films. Silent Orchestra received critical acclaim for their Dolby surround scores for the Nosferatu (1922) and Salomé (1923) DVDs from Image Entertainment.
He contributed to the soundtrack for, THIRTEEN (1997) with Cecil Hooker (violin) and Shep Williams (keyboards). The feature, directed by David Williams, was shown at worldwide film festivals and received a jury award at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.
News from Carlos
As I finish up 2012, I look back on 4 (or 5) short film scores, two trailers and my 17th feature film score. It was great to be associated with two LA based teams and three projects based in DC. It seems that the longer I live in LA the more work I’m getting from DC. Ironic but I’m not complaining. There is so much talent on both coasts, I just hope we can keep up the pace in 2013. Check out my Filmography page for a look at some of the short films and hopefully soon, a sneak preview of my brand new score for the new Jonathan Zuck film, Within The Darkness.
It’s been a busy year. I have already scored 3 of the 48 Hour Film Projects — Washington, DC, Baltimore and LA. In October, I will be participating in the National Film Challenge again with my LA-based team headed by Tamar Kummel. This summer, my east coast team, DC Dogs, completed, The Elements, which won a Best Director award for Jonathan Zuck. Encouraged by that success, we entered the Baltimore competition with a hilarious “mockumentary” called, ‘Ol Bay, which won the Audience Choice award. Then in August, I wrote music and, for the first time, incorporated a Beethoven piece into my score for “2305″ for the LA 48 HFP. This Fall, I am wrapping up a score for the second Jonathan Zuck feature, Within the Darkness and in discussions with a producer about an exciting multimedia project. I’m very excited about this project because I will be collaborating again with Rich O’Meara and it will be a new Silent Orchestra score. More on that soon…
I completed the teaser trailer for the Anthony Faust short film, Hello November.
I recently scored a trailer for the upcoming short film by Anthony Faust. The virtual instrument sounds are entirely from a new virtual instrument called, Orchestral Essentials from ProjectSAM. The style is kind of a high impact minimalism, if that makes any sense. Check it out and let me know what you think.
The Anthony Faust film, “A Rock and a Hard Place” has been picked up for distribution with Shorts International, the most prestigious distribution company for short films in the world. It was also an official selection in the World Music and Independent Film Festival.
In 2010, I completed the score to A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. The film was accepted to the Reel Independent Film Festival (Oct. and the Rehoboth Film Festival in November. The Fairfax Connection has background on the film and the trailer is on my video demos page.
My silent film music ensemble, Silent Orchestra performed 4 shows last Halloween weekend at AFI Silver in Silver Spring, MD. We performed Salomé (1923) and NOSFERATU (1922).
View a quick demo of my music:
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