Press Herald talks with Kryszak about creating holiday score for silent film compilation

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Alan Kryszak, a University of Maine at Machias creative arts faculty member, about composing the score for a compilation of nine silent holiday short films. Kryszak’s score features violin, harp and handbells as musical accompaniment to the film. “These aren’t your father’s handbells,” Kryszak said, adding that he views his creation as Christmas music “with a little Frank Zappa and Gentle Giant on the side.”