Soundtrack: Port of Seattle Documentary

The Port of Seattle Centennial Video Documentary, "Voices of the Port." Listen to the soundtrack samples below.

The Port of Seattle Centennial Video Documentary, “Voices of the Port.” Listen to the soundtrack samples below.

The Port of Seattle commissioned videographer-producer Vaun Raymond to create a documentary commemorating their 2011 Centennial.

I’d worked with Vaun many times in the past, but this was our biggest project to date. In addition to guitar solos, I provided pieces composed and recorded for the occasion by myself, Linda Waterfall (piano), and Cary Black (bass). We were joined on one recording by Steven Obrien on trumpet.

Listen to three clips from the soundtrack (3 min. 36 sec.):   

View the YouTube version of the documentary, “Voices of the Port”:


 

My Role

  • Reviewed video footage and consulted with the producer to determine the musical moods he wanted to establish
  • Selected and hired two musicians
  • Co-wrote six compositions
  • Created and presented sample recordings for the producer’s feedback, and made revisions accordingly
  • Recorded the tracks in a professional sound studio

Tools Used

  • Various instruments, synthesizers, and audio recorders to come up with musical ideas
  • Adobe Audition to record and edit sample tracks for review
  • Web technology to share tracks with the other musicians before and between face-to-face sessions