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My latest film score is for the movie Pelican Dreams. I have a dedicated page here on my web site where you can read about the film, listen to excerpts and buy the sound track CD.

Thanks to all the people responsible for creating the films from which the following cues are excerpted. Thanks especially to the filmmakers for giving their permission to post these cues. All of these cues are here solely for promotional purposes, they are all copyrighted and not for sale. Re-use of any portion of all of these cues is strictly forbidden!

Crank Calls- This short is a dark comedy by writer/director Terry Rietta. I felt very lucky to have my score interpreted and enhanced by Rich Kuhns on piano and accordion, Irene Sazer on violin, Jack Hines on bass and Michaelle Goerlitz on all percussion.

Masked & Anonymous- This Larry Charles directed, Sony Pictures Classics feature film stars Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson, Ed Harris, Val Kylmer and many others. Joining me in the performance on these cues was John Hanes on drums, Victor Krummenacher on bass, Rich Kuhns on accordion and Doug Hilsinger on electric guitar. I played guitar, lap steel, Dobro, baritone guitar, Appalachian Dulcimer, pedal steel, keys, synth and sampler. My assignment as composer was to try to include a hint of Bob Dylan thematic material in each of these cues, hence my credit reads Underscore Adapted By Bruce Kaphan. Cues #4 and #5 are simply adaptations of Dylan's song Angelina. Thanks to the filmmakers and Bob Dylan for allowing me to post these cues.

No Easy Way- This Jeffrey Fine feature film stars Khandi Alexander and Alan Boyce. I scored the film with Mark Eitzel of American Music Club. The cues available for download here are cues I wrote. Featured are the world-famous Turtle Island String Quartet, Dave Peterson on Oboe, Joan McMillen on piano and I'm playing pedal steel and assorted other instruments.

Olympus Digital Stylus- This advertisement for the Olympus DigitalStylus was produced and directed by Terry Rietta.

On the Edge: Nature's Last Stand for Coast Redwoods- This documentary was produced by James Daniels Productions in association with Sempervirens Fund, the State Of California, and Save The Redwoods League, and covers the history and decline of these grand trees.

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