Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: Colin Sigor
Film: Broken Orchestra
Colin Sigor’s original score My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes premiered at Sundance in 2018. The short documentary went on to win several awards including a shortlist for an Academy Award in 2019. This year, Colin’s work is featured in Tyrell’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, a film that documents the revival of a public school music program that seemed beyond repair. The score is a collage of sounds sampled from the desolate broken instruments which inspired the project, and excerpts from David Lang’s resulting composition, “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra.” Sigor’s score for the file is a foley, sometimes trailing frantically behind the camera’s movement, and sometimes inserting its own narration. Colin is also a touring member of Andy Shauf’s band and credited for strings on The Party. Most recently he produced the album Holiday from Jennah Barry, releasing March 2020.