Original music for film
Lost on the way (2018)
Original music composed/recorded during 2018 for the short fiction film "Lost on the Way," written & directed by Nevan Swanson. The film premiered on 5.12.18 in Smith Auditorium at Bowdoin College. The score features Portland-based Amarantos Quartet on several tracks.
Off Red (2016)
Original soundtrack composed/recorded during the spring of 2016 for the short fiction film "Off Red," directed, edited, and filmed by Nevan Swanson; starring Nick Barnes and Sarah Guilbault.
The First Coast (2017)
Original soundtrack composed/recorded during the summer of 2017 for a short film directed by Portland-based documentary filmmakers Timber & Frame Media.
"The First Coast is a mobile studio / exhibition space that will travel to year-round coastal communities in Maine during the off-season. It is an initiative to collect sounds, stories, images, and ideas that contribute to a collective coastal memory and seek to reconstruct existing narratives and mythologies of both Maine and Mainers."
Alex Sutula Documentary Reel (2016)
A setting of an original track ("Time") to filmmaker Alex Sutula's 2016 documentary reel.
paper & tissue (2017)
Original music composed/recorded during the summer of 2017 for the short film "Paper & Tissue," directed by Alex Sutula. This short documentary, narrated by longtime millworker and masterful storyteller Dana, sheds light on the last paper mill in Maine, located in Lincoln.
Original soundtrack composed/recorded during the fall of 2015 for the short film "Together" (2015), a film about Bowdoin students, survival, and sexual violence, directed by Ali Ragan. The theme was co-written with Jae-Yeon Yoo; the other two tracks were written independently. All were recorded live in Studzinski Hall at Bowdoin College in November of 2015.
Theme (0:10-0:50): Jae-Yeon Yoo, piano; Sam Kyzivat, electric violin
Variation (12:14-13:01): Jae-Yeon Yoo, piano; Sam Kyzivat, electric violin
Credits (25:26-27:18): Sam Kyzivat, piano
"Together we can create a culture on college campuses that eliminates sexual assault and supports its survivors" (Together 2015, Ali Ragan).