Chris was promoted
to level of Artist Producer in the
Manhattan Producer's Alliance Organization!
Producers Alliance is a media education, professional mentoring and
networking community comprised of Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-winning
musicians. We are dedicated to advancing the art of music composition,
performance and recording. With the help and support of our members,
we create unique professional development trainings for the music
industry, as well as educational music/music technology initiatives
for kids K-12.
ADDRESS THE CROWD
The New York Premier of MUSIC
FROM EARTH was performed at Zirzamin by DEMETRIUS
April 24th, 2013 as part of the
Manhattan Producer's Alliance 'Live Music Showcase'
Performed my IN MEMORIAM:WENDY MARANISS for solo piano (here)
on the 'Social Networking Concert Event' founded by the late Douglas
Townsend - and now kept going by his wife Jean. The concert was:
- April 23rd, 2013 at Saint Peter's Church
and will be up on You Tube soon.
Kaufman was writing stories since he was five years old and is enjoying
this method of storytelling which puts together thrilling adventure
story, dramatic narration and continuous cinematographic music - where
the music is an equal partner and participates in the syntax of the
writing. The work is presented in 'episodic form'.
At present Kaufman has about two hours of vivid and exciting material.
By the end of 2013 the 'overall first volume' of 'Tales Of The Ocean
City' will be complete - and over six hours in length. Kaufman is
using the internet social streams, app process, radio and, later,
live performances to move this project forward.
Scientist co-founder of Soundtrack Studio John
Kiehl - Chris has created a brilliant new Music Game for Ios devices!
Great for all ages and for working with young people, this game tests
your musical memory, presents classical music with passion and humor
and teaches about the lives of composers.
Entopus - a colorful and friendly character, will lead, reward and
encourage you in your journey through the ages as you earn points
by how quickly you can identify the melodies! Factoids about the
composers pop up and, as you progress, a fun factoid game will emerge!
A complete timeline chart is part of the game which helps you learn
when these composers lived and their music was written. We
are now preparing it for IPHONE.
about his work at Queens College (9/27/11)
at a composers seminar held under the
auspices of Professor Hubert
Kaufman spoke about his environmental
pieces and played a few small films to the
delight of the participants.
Award Recipient! This award recognizes composers whose
performances are primarily in venues not surveyed by ASCAP; and/or
writer members whose catalogs have prestige value for which they
would not otherwise be compensated.
This award is a wonderful opportunity for those of us who work in
contemporary music genres that have many of our performances in
alternative spaces, and countries that are not surveyed by ASCAP
or may not follow international copyright law.
Kaufman is most grateful to receive this
honor and thanks ASCAP and the Concert Division Board for recognizing
July 22, 8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 27 Albany St., Cazenovia: info HERE:
Johnson's Article about this performance in the Syracuse Post-Standard
Kaufman on itunes!!!
Tracks of Music Selected and Released in 'Digital Opus One' now available
on many on-line stores worldwide.
through Reverbnation you may visit 'Chris Kaufman's
Sonic Emporium' to listen and purchase his music. They are
organized into 6 Albums: 'Sonic Stories' (featuring his thrilling
adventure story "Tales of the Ocean City'), 'Music For Your Imagination',
'Environmental Music', 'Classical Chamber Music and Songs', 'Soundtracks'
impressive duo - featuring Oleg
Kruglyakov (Balalaika) and Terry
Boyarsky (Piano) - is of growing world-wide fame and has asked
Kaufman to write a new work for the 2012 season. The new work will
feature narration and music to theatrically express Russian Folk-Tales.
Oleg and Terry are expanding the repertoire of the balalaika and celebrate
cross-cultural creativity. Kaufman looks forward to working with them
to create a feast for the imagination and is deeply honored to be
the first American composer to add to the balalaika/piano repertoire!
Visit their site to read more about their inspiring work!
March 22nd, 2011 tubist Dave
Unland premiered the solo tuba version of Hudson Valley Music
at Ithaca College (Hockett Hall).
The version of 'Hudson Valley Music' designed for Ensemble
Pi - was performed in the Great Hall of Cooper Union- MARCH
In advance of the performance Kaufman participated
on 2 radio shows: WKCR Columbia University Radio on March 15 (89.9
FM) and March 14th WBAI (99.5 FM) - about HVM and other topics. ____________________________________
summer Kaufman completed a work for Violin and Piano titled OCEAN
in which he applies ideas from HVM into a traditional chamber music
context - turning, for example, whale-song into themes and motives.
Like HVM the music of OCEAN expresses the beauty of and identification
with nature and 'Outrage' - here in the movement 'Oil in the Water'.
is a shot from the final performance of the opening tour of 'Hudson
Valley Music' with Quintet of the Americas - at NYU's Frederick Loewe
Theater: in the foreground you see artist Ken-Cro-Ken
enacting a live painting as part of the performance:
Kaufman's HUDSON VALLEY MUSIC features a
CDTape composed of hundreds of natural sounds from the Hudson Valley
Environment and compelling visuals comprised of natural imagery and
the art of Ken-Cro-Ken and
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea Screen 8, 12:00 PM Sat, Aug 01
W 23rd St & 8th Ave, New York, NY
SVA Theater Screen 1, 3:00 PM Fri, Jul 31
23rd Street Bet. 8th and 9th Ave., New York, NY
LITTLE COURAGE was also recently screened at the Lower East Side Arts
Bombastiq Brass is performing my 'Theme and Variations on a Tune by
Kaufman at Carnegie Hall .........
1/31/09 I delivered a speech representing OBAMA Music, Arts and Entertainment.
The brilliant New York Empire Trio, of the Bulgarian Virtuosi, performed.
Their concert included a work by Bulgarian composer Roumi
Petrova which I also introduced. I spoke about ObamaMae, the founder
Marla Turner, of my experiences with ObamaMae and the participation
of myself and other artists in Barack Obama's successful Presidential
was recently interviewed by Mark Sutton on his show the week of October
20, 2008. Feel free to visit the link and listen to the interview
- you also hear the full interview above - which includes my setting
of Barack Obama's North Carolina Victory Speech and our discussion
of political action. You can also hear the featured work CALL FOR
CHANGE - Victory N.C. on the music player above. Also you can listen
to Mark's interview (on his site) with Marla Turner who founded the
site Obama Music Arts and Entertainment
where I was FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH (August):: and where you
can find my member page and download politically inspired music. All
thanks to Mark and Marla! - two very impressive individuals.
the LOFTCITY VIRAL AD *AWARD - with writer/director Julian Overall.
the film AZREAL with Italian director Eliana De Paolis. Completed
full sound design for film 'THE LAST SON...' with Indian writer/director
music has been used for the Wall Street Journal 'Foward Thinking'
campaign viewable here:Forward
Thinking and 'J.D.Robb Salvation' for cable tv with Peter Cascone
(4-D Creative Media).
- composer for film and concert stage / virtuoso performer (saxophone,
clarinet, flute) - world traveling new music champion - read more
about him and listen to his music by visiting his site.
- for Alto Saxophone Soloist and Tape of Western/Eastern Orchestra,
Electronic and Natural Sounds::
FROM EARTH was composed during the last two weeks of August, 2007
for Saxophonist and New Music Champion Demetrius Spaneas. It is part
of a series of works inspired by Environmental Awareness, the leadership
of Al Gore and others, my own sense of these issues and my love of
the sounds involved. Demetrius has premiered the work in Tashkent,
Uzbekistan (11/7/7) and performed it at the DOM Cultural Center in
Moscow. He continued to tour the work with a number of other pieces
of American music (including his own) in locations such as Kyrgyzstan,
the Ukraine, Bulgaria, St. Petersburg and Riga, Latvia. Now we will
perform it in America. When possible the performances include a film
of natural imagery. This film, which I created, uses microscopic images
and images of familiar forms close up so as to appear abstract as
well as recognizable natural images such as creatures and geographical
*[All Sounds are 'watermarked'
for protection and copywritten.]
can find me on the American Composers Forum, the American Music Center
Thanks to the many who have helped me on my way: my family, my teachers,
my many artistic friends and collaborators, and advisors. - all new
and old. And especially my dear wife Maryclare for her love and constant