In this originally silent home movie from the 1940’s by Dutch amateur filmmaker Johann Hunningher, we see two ladies performing a famous piece by George Bizet for piano four-hands.
I created a soundtrack for this movie in 2008, which could be described as a cross between a strange form of karaoke and an attempt to give the images a new dimension through sound.
Thomas Bensdorp (Amsterdam, 1981) has a background in film studies and is currently studying composition at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, with Martijn Padding and Gilius van Bergeijk.
He composes both acoustic and electronic music and is inspired by a variety of genres and styles. He has written for classical ensembles, pop bands, laptops, barrel organs, theater and film.