Video: Festival 2020 - Percussion - Soundtracks to Films

Soundtracks to Films

The Haunted Castle (1896)
Film by George Méliès
Music by Sam Weaver, Nashville, Tenn.
The film, which depicts a brief pantomimed sketch in the style of a theatrical comic fantasy,
tells the story of an encounter with the Devil and various attendant phantoms.

Gaara vs. Rock Lee
Film written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto
Music by Aaron Baker, Interlochen, Mich.
Naruto is a Japanese comic book series and tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja
who seeks to gain recognition from his peers and also dreams of becoming the Hokage, the
leader of his village. This is a fight scene between Gaara and Rock Lee.

Le Mani
Film by Livio Taricco
Music by Ava Machado, Grapevine, Texas.
Tribute to Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who was known for expressing the artistic
philosophy of Futurism.

Excerpts from Interstellar (2014)
Film by Christopher Nolan
Music by Abigail Dellovade, Canonsburg, Pa.
State-of-the-art sci-fi landscapes are deployed detailing an astronaut’s journey across the
cosmos. The destination of this journey is a black hole near Jupiter, and the trip is perilous.
A series of these space scenes were selected to create this film.

The Tantalizing Fly (1919)
Film by Max Fleischer
Music by Jonathan Lucke, Clarksville, Tenn.
A cartoonist is harassed by a fly as he attempts to draw a clown. Fleischer brought such
animated characters as Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye, and Superman to the movie
screen and was responsible for a number of technological innovations.

Film by Gary and Melody Johnson
Music by Renata Rangel, Chicago, Ill.
Pip is an animated short film presented by Southeastern Guide Dogs. It is a heartwarming
tale for underdogs everywhere. Pip is the story of a small dog with a big dream—to become
a Southeastern Guide Dog. Does she have what it takes?

Disintegration Line (1960)
Film by Larry Janiak
Music by Keith Aleo
Considering the challenges of this particular time, the title could be “Disintegration of Life...(a
new beginning).” The film represents the virus. The music represents what we are trying (and
hopefully beginning) to feel inside. A calm inside, with a rhythm, which represents all our
vibrancy and love for life; a new beginning. The film is abstract and was done without a

The best future (2015)
Film by Zhongcheng
Music by Ruyi Yuan, Kunshan, China
A story about a child from the moment of his birth to the future.

Please view the Festival 2020 program for more information about this performance. Go to the Festival 2020 webpage for more amazing performances and artwork.