50 Budding Composers /
6 Shortlisted Members /
2 Short Films /
1 Acclaimed Artist /
An Award-Winning Sound Studio /
An International Film Festival /

Award-winning sound studios Savalas, experimental film artist Roderick Buchanan and Central Station offered one composer the chance to create the soundtrack for two short films to premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010.

From over 50 entries 6 were shortlisted. The final winner was Andy Sim and his band Fear Wasabi who also won £500 and a publishing deal with The Sonic Design Agency.

This unique experiment and collaboration was documented through blogs and images on Central Station and culminated in a sellout premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010.

“We got a bunch of creative people together, and created something that we all like. ‘This is making me happy’ as Roddy would say. I think I can speak for the entire Wasabi collective when I say it’s been a tremendous experience for all of us, both as a sort of learning-curve, a creative challenge, and in terms of just being great fun.”

“I’m getting a real flavour of submissions. I’m flattered to hear people’s creative responses to our invitation. As the files come in I’, starting to hear there’s a recognised language out there that I’ve not been exposed to. I’m in my studio, runningmy practice and all of a sudden a window opens up onto another creative landscape.”
Roderick Buchanan


See the original project posting here.
Hear the compositions by the shortlist selected here.

Read some blogs to go with the audio &  Visuals -

A rolling blog of the entire project from start to end by Gaia [Producer]:
Roddy Buchanan Soundtrack Update

Thoughts from Roderick Buchanan [Film Artist]:
Two Tribes
Night Terrors
The Creative

Thoughts from Giles Lamb [Savalas]:
Shortlist for the composers competition
Announcing the winner
team fear wasabi

Thoughts from the shortlisted composers:
Making a soundtrack by Pista
Soundtrack thoughts by plish
Soundtrack project blog 1 by Jonnie
Visuals by plish
Soundtracking by Pista
Soundtrack Project blog # 2 by Jonnie
Soundtrack blogging # 3 by Jonnie

Thoughts from Fear Wasabi:
Composing blog 1
Composing blog 2
Compblog 3
Composing Blog 4
complog 5
complog 6
complog 7
complog : resolution

Thoughts by Matt Rochester [Editor]: