Together they created a new sound for classic motion pictures by directors, such as F.W. Murnau, Marcel L’Herbier, Charles Bryant, Nell Shipman, Ray Smallwood and Georges Méliès. Silent Orchestra received critical aclaim for their surround scores for the Nosferatu (1922) and Salomé (1923) DVDs from Image Entertainment. He contributed to the soundtrack for, Thirteen with Cecil Hooker (violin) and Shep Williams (keyboards). The feature, directed by David Williams, was shown at worldwide film festivals and received a jury award at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.
He is currently writing music for more “talkie” films, including an action feature with international locations and a 35mm short. Rich O’Meara is fluent in a wide variety of musical styles. As a member of One Earth Percussion Theatre, with Joseph McIntyre and Michael Wingo, he took part in innovative multi-media performances. He has performed with the Contemporary Music Forum, the Lenox Ensemble, and the New York based Sky Music. He was featured as marimba soloist with the Women Composers Orchestra and under the direction of Michel Camilo, was a guest artist at the 1998 Latin-Caribbean Festival at the Kennedy Center.
With the new music ensemble Amaranth, he premiered Puzzle Piece for three marimbas. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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