altscore.com site launched!

This week I launched www.altscore.com, finally. I've had this idea for several months but have finally had the down time to build the site and record scores for it. The site is a place where people can purchase and download MP3's of piano or organ scores by me for silent films they have on DVD. There is a site like this for satirical commentary tracks for contemporary films done by Mike Nelson, of MST3K fame called Rifftrax.

I'm offering music tracks [so far] for Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. and for the Swanson/Valentino Beyond the Rocks, whose DVD releases contain notoriously difficult-to-enjoy scores. Also as an incentive for people to get their feet wet I'm offering for FREE three scores I recorded for the Laughsmith Arbuckle DVD set but which were not included; there is one of mine on the Arbuckle DVD itself as an 'alternate score', and so now people can download the others I recorded for Paul G.

In the pipeline is disc one of the Langdon DVD set, and I'm considering a few others that people have suggested. Mostly the requests I get are for DVD's with tracks people don't like, but my own choices will be to offer alternate tracks so people can hear something different if they like, whether it's just hearing another accompanist's piano track (mine) or getting to hear a theatre organ (most DVD's have piano or small orch).

Click on the logo to go to the website:
I've also re-launched my MySpace page, in case that helps bring traffic to the site (although I find MySpace to be a waste of time, so far...).

And here are some photos of the 4/83 Möller pipe organ I played at the Church of St. Paul's for the Feb 29th show of Ben Hur:




































See you at the silents!

Ben

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