FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2008
contact: Ben Model
ALTERNATE MUSICAL SCORES FOR SILENT MOVIE DVD'S
AVAILABLE FROM NEW WEBSITE AS MP3 DOWNLOADS
NEW YORK, NY - The first website to offer downloadable alternate musical scores for silent films on DVD, altscore.com, announces the release of two new scores that synch with the Turner DVD of Buster Keaton in The Cameraman and the Kino DVD of Lon Chaney in The Penalty. The music tracks available from altscore.com are by noted silent film accompanist Ben Model. Model has been composing and performing live musical scores for silent movies at the Museum of Modern Art for nearly a quarter of a century.
Model launched the site in March in order to provide classic film DVD collectors/owners with the opportunity to listen to more than one score for silent films they own or are buying. A handful of silent film DVD releases in the last couple of years have offered multiple musical scores -- most notably last year's DVD of Pandora's Box. Because the scores Model an altscore.com offer are digital MP3's they stay in perfect synchronization with the DVD, and each recording comes with spoken synch instructions.
The site's current offerings include both piano and theatre organ tracks for silents with Buster Keaton, Rudolph Valentino, Lon Chaney and Harry Langdon, with more offerings planned each month. Each score costs $3.95, paid via PayPal through a user's account or with a credit card and is downloaded as an MP3 file. Downloads take between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on file size and whether one is on DSL or Cable internet.
For more information about altscore.com - or to arrange for a complimentary download of one of the scores or an interview - please contact Ben Model at 212-595-5655 or firstname.lastname@example.org