Watch the Trailer of “Forte”
Light & Sound is a New York based film scoring duo comprised of pianist and composer, Lucía Caruso and Portuguese guitarist and composer, Pedro H. da Silva. Collectively, the two have recorded for many films including: two scores for Oscar-winning director Michel Gondry (“Be Kind Rewind,” “Interior Design” from the “Tokyo” triptych), as well as, recording with acclaimed film composer Jean-Michel Bernard (“The Science of Sleep,” “Human Nature”). Collectively they have scored nine films, including Richard Témtchine’s “How to Seduce Difficult Women,” and two new scores for silent masterpieces by Georges Méliès for full orchestra and choir. Da Silva also composed for the prize-winning documentary “Tijuana nada más...” (2009) by Yolanda Pividal and Carmen Vidal, the winner of a student Oscar. Caruso and da Silva are the founders and directors of the Manhattan Camerata, an innovative chamber orchestra that records and performs many of their film scores, along with their other compositions and arrangements. The ensemble most recently won Best Instrumental Performance at the prestigious 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards.
In addition to film, the duo was commissioned to compose two hours of orchestral and chamber music for a prominent international photo-scoring project, Through My Window, for visionary photographer and poet Ahae. Accompanied with this project, a full album of chamber and orchestral compositions was recorded in London at the legendary Abbey Road Studio 1 by the London Metropolitan Orchestra with Caruso and da Silva as soloists.
Da Silva is a professor at New York University where he teaches composition and film scoring, and classical guitar. Caruso has a Masters degree in composition and film scoring from New York University, where she studied with celebrated film composer Ira Newborn (“Naked Gun”, “Ferris Buller’s Day Off” and “Ace Ventura”).
They have travelled the world playing “music that soars in astonishing lyrical emotion and rhythmic drive” (Whole Note Magazine) in venues such as the Louvre Museum, the Versailles Palace, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Their rich cultural backgrounds and vast knowledge of music are immediately noticeable, as the two create breathtaking soundscapes that captivate audiences. Their ability to blend unlikely genres and instruments have garnered them many awards, both receiving individual ASCAP Plus Awards in 2015 and 2016 and a nomination from Naxos Records for the Official Grammy 2017 Selection for the Manhattan Camerata's latest album, The Tango Fado Project. Those categories included “Best New Artist," “Producer of the Year,” "Best World Music Album," “Best Engineered Album," and four songs were nominated for "Best Composition/Arrangement."