FilmMusic: AVeryShortIntroduction focuses on the most central issues in the practice of filmmusic. What is filmmusic? How is it composed? How does filmmusic work? The rich and deeply moving sounds of filmmusic are as old as cinema. The very first projected moving images were accompanied by music in many places as a variety of performers — from single piano players to small orchestras — brought images to life. Filmmusic has since become its own industry, an aesthetic platform for expressing creative visions, and a commercial vehicle for growing musical stars of all varieties.