Carlos Garza is a composer, sound designer and music editor for film and video.
He has scored 15 feature films and more than 20 shorts and animations. In 2009, he was awarded the top composing prize in the
Washington, DC 48 Hour Film Project for his work in
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 motion pictures
by directors, such as F.W. Murnau, Marcel L'Herbier, Charles Bryant, Nell Shipman, Ray Smallwood and Georges Méliès. Silent Orchestra
received critical aclaim for their surround scores for the Nosferatu (1922) and Salomé (1923) DVDs
from Image Entertainment.
He contributed to the soundtrack for,
Thirteen 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.
He is currently writing music for more "talkie" films, including an action feature
with international locations and a 35mm short film to be released in 2010. Check out the play list below or visit the demo reel page for samples by genre.
Carlos will be performing at the
AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland on Oct. 30th. 2009. He's peforming with Silent Orchestra
in a live accompaniment for the 1922 film, Nosferatu . This has been a hugely successful
annual event for Silent Orchestra and AFI.
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