The Soundtrack Project: My Heart is in Memphis from Memphis Chamber on Vimeo.

Video: Businesswoman Carolyn Hardy didn’t stop when her employer said it was closing its factory. Instead, she bought it. And she didn’t stop when a tornado ripped into the facility shortly after it had come under her ownership. Instead, her team patched it up and went back to work.

Project background: The Soundtrack Project is an eight-part multimedia project I created to team symphony composers with local business owners in Memphis, Tennessee. The idea was to fashion unique vernacular scores for each video by allowing the composer to engage with each subject and experience aspects of their industry firsthand. The videos were housed at, adpated for a half-hour PBS special, and played with live accompaniment at a special Memphis Symphony Orchestra concert.