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Seafarer Sound Design

Seafarer Sound Design

Zach Herchen‘s come back with a first crack at the sound design for the film version of The Seafarer. The director, Mike Feldman, and I are very, very pleased. Listening to the cut a couple times, I’m faced with the reality that I have very little background in how to judge...

Busy Week

Busy Week

This has been a busy, busy week. Last Thursday, the film version of The Seafarer screened at a Thesia Arts event.  The film, not quite finished, was very well received. It was screened in the company of about a half dozen other films, including experimental mixed media animation, a pop...

Zach Herchen playing at the Stone

Zach Herchen playing at the Stone

Just a reminder for everyone – next Wednesday (March 3rd, 2010, 10 PM) Zach Herchen is going to play a bunch of awesome new pieces for saxophone at The Stone. Among them is the piece I wrote for Zach, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, which sets the poem of...

The Seafarer – screening at White Rabbit 2-25

The Seafarer – screening at White Rabbit 2-25

Surprise! Thesia Arts will be screening a nearly-finished version of The Seafarer tomorrow night! The event is a fundraiser with screenings of several new short films by up-and-coming filmmakers, a happy hour, etc. This will be the first public viewing for the piece, so if you want to see how...

Scoring for Alan

Scoring for Alan

After all my work on film I’m finally doing some scoring. I’ve dome film adaptations of my work as a director and producer, and I’ve done producing and fundraising work on other people’s films, but I haven’t done any film scoring proper. Alan Jeffries helped out with the Summer’s Twilight...

Thornton Willis

Thornton Willis

Yesterday, instead of watching the super bowl at a party, I spent most of the day helping shoot a documentary about Thornton Willis. Mike Feldman, my longtime collaborator, is the driving force behind the movie, and I was working as a producer. In this case that means I made sure...

Video of the Summer’s Twilight Reading is up!

Video of the Summer’s Twilight Reading is up!

You know you’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s here. We read Summer’s Twilight on December Fifth, and the video of that workshop performance is ready to go! The musicians did fantastic work, and I can’t wait to get the next version of the piece ready for its next...

Junior Bach

Junior Bach

This Friday is the Junior Bach concert at Peabody. I haven’t written about the program in a while, but getting Junior Bach up an running is one of my proudest accomplishments. This is a Peabody magazine article about the program, and this video celebrating Peabody’s 150th anniversary describes the program...

Summer’s Twilight reading post-game

Summer’s Twilight reading post-game

That went fantastically well. The performance was great, the audience gave very useful feedback on the piece and where to go next, and everything went incredibly smoothly. We had an audience of about thirty, which is pretty good for thirty minutes of opera in a library auditorium during the first...

Summer’s Twilight Reading – 12/5 Details

Summer’s Twilight is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The piece tells the story of the four lovers, Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, as their romantic troubles lead them out into the forest, where the fairy, Puck, and his king, Oberon, wait ready to meddle. Part opera,...

Summer's Twilight Reading December Fifth

Summer's Twilight Reading December Fifth

Hello again infrequently updated blog….. Anyway. I’m putting together a reading of the first half of my opera, Summer’s Twilight, on December 5th at 2 PM at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn public library. I’ve just updated the calendar on my site with the necessary information and links....

More updates

More updates

Hello, infrequently updated blog. Hello, Kevin, how are you? Oh, doing fine, thanks. I’ve been thinking about posting. Good Idea, have a go. Okay, I will, thanks. So. My Midsummer Night’s Dream adaptation, Summer’s Twilight, is coming up for a workshop on December 5th. We’ll have five scenes, running straight...