Michael Nyman music available to filmmakers

Tracks from 'Piano' score available free for shorts

LONDON -- Composer Michael Nyman is making edited tracks of "The Embrace" and "Lost and Found" from his score to "The Piano" available to a group of short filmmakers.

The tracks are being made available for use in shorts made by members of Shooting People, a networking organization dedicated to the support and promotion of independent filmmaking.

Nyman will be one of the judges in the organization's June film of the month competition and said he will be looking for the most creative and original use of his soundtrack when picking a winner.

Members who use the track and upload the resulting film to Shooting People by Aug. 12, will have a chance to win a personal endorsement from Nyman, as well as a Final Cut Pro training package from the Frontline Club.

Previous judges have included Mike Figgis, Morgan Spurlock, Stuart Beattie, Martha Fiennes and Vincent Moon.