He Who Gets Slapped

Please look under “VIDEOS” for a link to my latest composition, a score for a minute-and-a-half scene from the silent film He Who Gets Slapped.

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Desolation

Desolation began as a score for an animated horror film, but the project fell through.  I decided to put it together without the visuals and add some of my own twists to the plot.

Our hero awakens suddenly.  He does not remember where he is or how he got there, but he is surrounded by desolation.  He gathers himself and tries to look for signs of hope.  Just when he is about to give up, the military arrives.  Just as they get our hero to safety, the source of the destruction makes itself known: a group of terrifying monsters.  A fierce battle ensues, and just as the monsters are about to defeat the military, our hero’s unknown, inner power manifests itself in a glorious, blinding flash that disintegrates all of the monsters.  Although, since this power is new to our hero and he has no control over it, he has also disintegrated the surviving members of the military, who were his would-be rescuers.  He may be able to find a vehicle that still works, or at least a radio to call for help… but what does his future hold now that he has this strange new ability?