Sunfall Records is the official home of composer & recording artist Bill Stankay and his original music projects. Bill specializes in a wide variety of atmospheric music production & sound design for clients in the film, entertainment & new media industries. His work flows into multiple streams, utilizing innovative sound architecture to shape the sonic landscapes in his original scores & custom instruments.
His work as a film composer includes the recent trailer for the upcoming Lionsgate film "Deepwater Horizon", directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) and starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Dylan O'Brien and John Malkovich; short films for adventure filmmaker Danny Strasser; the feature film "A Fancy Piece of Homicide" (directed by Joseph Varhola & starring Bingo O'Malley/Mark Tierno) & "Samantha Moonley's Greatest Feeling" (directed by Garrett Kennell/David Light). Recent sound design projects include a collaboration with composer Jongnic Bontemps for Steven Caple Jr's "The Land" and sonic landscapes for composer Steven Lebetkin's "Cycles of the Earth" ballet.
In the summer of 2012, Bill traveled to the Arctic region of Svalbard to develop "Earthtones", an environmentally-inspired music experience featuring the mysterious sounds of Arctic wildlife seamlessly blended with his own musical interpretation of the remote archipelago. In 2013, Bill was awarded with an Artist Opportunity Grant from the Pittsburgh Arts Council to help fund the release of the debut "Earthtones" album. He debuted the project for the first time in a live setting at the Oaks Theater in April of 2015, performing in front of a dynamic visual show featuring drone footage of the Svalbard glacier regions shot by photographer Peter Cox; timelapse & wildlife footage shot at the Polar Station in Hornsund by Witek Kaszkin; film contributions from Polar Bears International and excerpts from the lectures of glaciologist Doug Benn & bear specialist Rupert Pilkington. He followed his performance with a trip to the South Coastal region of Alaska in May of 2015 to continue his expansion of the "Earthtones" experience.