Comedy, Film, TV, and other visual media scores, Orchestral

A Day’s Messing (rescore)

Scored for: studio orchestra and synthesizers

I found a terrific short film on Vimeo by Jeff Seal, and completely rewrote the soundtrack. This comic film follows a busy day in the life of a bicycle messenger in New York City, in the boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-finds-girl genre, but with a side helping of voodoo and a tribute to the classic Buster Keaton comedies. You’ve got to see it to understand.

Note that the video is the property of Bike Pathe and Jeff Seal, and is used for purposes of illustrating my film scoring. No copyright infringement is intended. The music is Copyright © 2016 Steven K. Sanford.

Please do not republish this film clip elsewhere on the internet or use without permission.

Jeff’s original film, with a film score by Mitchell Yoshida, is here.

Comedy, Film, TV, and other visual media scores, Percussion

At the Movies


Scored for: percussion trio (marimba, xylophone, and glockenspiel) and double bass

One of my first film-scoring projects was an experimental, minimalist score for the 1916 Charlie Chaplin film The Vagabond. I have extracted three scenes from the film, and scored them for percussion and double bass, creating the suite At the Movies. Enjoy!

(updated 22 September 2017)