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Music From the Film Absaroka

Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra; Peter Askim, Conductor

Absaroka Opening Titles (Festival Cut)


Absaroka Opening Titles (Director’s Cut)






Reflection and Regret…




Absaroka End Credits


The soundtrack for the award-winning Western, “Absaroka” was composed by Peter Askim and performed by the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra. A hybrid of classic film music, Western soundscapes and contemporary classical music, with a voice of its own.
Peter Askim’s score for Patrick Mignano’s short film “Absaroka” embodies the spirit of open spaces, hardened lives, and wrenching moral ambiguity that helped the film win the 2010 Wyoming Short Film Contest. Paying homage to the tradition of Western film scores, the music updates the emotional sound world to our time, keeping the characters and their difficult choices immediate, vital and painfully real.