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Sila is a composer and pianist whose work spans a variety of genres including film scores, theater, dance, jazz, concert and experimental music. Her debut recording, A New Abode, was an album of the week pick by NPR. An alumnus of the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop and BMI Composing for the Screen Mentorship Program, her screen and stage credits include music for the play Terrotica, by Brad Krumholz; scores for The Catskill Chainsaw Redemption, a short film by J.R. Havlan of “The Daily Show with John Stewart”; the documentary First American Art; the musical satire Spin, with book and lyrics by John Frohnmayer, featuring David Ogden Stiers; the documentary 9/11:10 Years Later for History Channel; the short film, A Character Story, by cartoonist Liana Finck; the musical Brindlebeast, with book and lyrics by Anita Riggio; TV pilot Perception by PJ Posner. Her recent score for the documentary Sisters in Freedom has received two 2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, for Musical Composition and Audio. Originally from Turkey she currently lives and works in NYC.
Sila sees music as a collaborative medium and welcomes opportunities to work with film makers, writers, choreographers, artists on any media where music is an integral part of story telling.
Sisters in Freedom (2018)
The Catskill Chainsaw Redemption (2004)
2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award - Musical Composition/Arrangement
2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award - Audio