Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Whisperer In Darkness

'The Whisperer In Darkness' teaser / trailer is now online!!!

I recently composed the music for this teaser and will be scoring the feature length film. 18 Members of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra performed the music for the teaser with Dr. Tom Porter conducting. Extra music was recorded that was not included on the teaser ( click here to listen )

I will also be the on-set recordist/sound design for the film in Los Angeles this fall/winter and other set locations in the spring. We’re working with an orchestra this time for the score – it will be a fantastic experience! ‘The Whisperer In Darkness’ is being created by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. HPLHS also brought to you the new silent-film sensation: ‘The Call of Cthulhu’ ( )’ which I also scored.

Keep up to date with developments at my website ( ) and my blog ( ).


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bismarck-Mandan Symphony perform 'The Call of Cthulhu'

On Sept. 29, 2007 The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Performed excerpts from the film score, 'The Call of Cthulhu' by Troy Sterling Nies. The concert was a great success, nearly selling out. Still-shots from the film, 'The Call of Cthulhu' were projected while the orchestra performed. A link to the performance will be posted soon.

Pictured: Dennis Gowen (conductor) and Troy enjoy the after-concert gathering.

In attendance were some very key people in the development of Troy's creative life. Pictured to the left: Composer and mentor Bill Tornow, Troy's Piano Teacher and mentor, Arlene Gray and Dr. Tom Porter - compositional mentor and instructor to Troy while he studied at Bismarck State University.

The 'Pre-concert chat' entitled, 'The Composer Emerges' was hosted by Brian Palacek. The chat was very well attended. Troy and Brian discussed the process of scoring to film and how to translate film score to performance hall. The audience even attempted a 'sing-along' to the dark themes from 'The Call of Cthulhu' with Troy on piano and Brian guiding the audience. It was spine-tingling indeed! Brian Palacek is also a long-time artistic mentor to Troy.