Tag Archives: Edward Elder

Up the Hudson to Albany and NYSIFF

“The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” wins Best Horror at the New York State International Film Festival Yes, my musical Poe adaptation was awarded Best Horror at the New York State International Film Festival, and I will report … Continue reading

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The FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE at INDIE GATHERING, CHAIN NYC and NYACK

Over the course of five days this past week “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” screened in film festivals in Cleveland, New York City and Nyack. This blog post is about all three. I was in New York … Continue reading

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BRONX ZOO

Ed and I took a day trip to the Bronx Zoo. Never been before, or at least not been since childhood, many decades ago. It is over an hour’s ride by subway from our place in Brooklyn, but well worth … Continue reading

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P&P at CHAIN NYC FILM FESTIVAL

The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre will screen August 13, 1:30pm as part of the Chain NYC Film Festival “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my second musical short film adaptation of a classic Edgar Allan … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ed, Here’s Your New Viola/Piano Duet!

Ed’s birthday is today, and, as every year of the past 29 years that we’ve been together, I compose a viola/piano duet for him on his birthday. He plays viola, I play piano. Each one of these duets is called … Continue reading

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ELDERBERRY BLOSSOMS

with a real life Elder in the background…. See him? There he is!

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MADISON SNOWSTORM

Just a little blizzard in Wisconsin’s capitol…

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The Obama Portraits at Brooklyn Museum

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EVOCATION XXVIII – for Ed’s 62nd Birthday

Today is Ed’s birthday. And like every year since our first together, I will present him with a viola/piano duet I composed. They are all called Evocations. This year it’s Evocation XXVIII. Ed will probably blanche at the double stops, … Continue reading

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Thank You to the Crew of “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre”

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CENTRAL PARK SILHOUETTES

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Crocuses on the First Day of Spring

Ed and I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden yesterday, on the cool, sunny first day of Spring. The crocuses were in full bloom. Deeper into the gardens, the crocuses spectacularly blanket a particular hill.

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PETRIFIED FOREST

If a tree falls in a forest 200 million years ago, can you hear it? Well, no, you probably will not hear it. But if the tree is carried away by flood waters, and quickly submerged in silt… … it … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE SOFIE AWARD

“The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” wins a SOFIE Award The Short Film Awards, AKA the SOFIE Awards, were held last night. Here’s the YouTube video of the complete event: It was an elaborately produced virtual event full of filmmaker … Continue reading

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Mini Zen Garden

A year of miniature landscapes in sand and stone. Last Christmas’ favorite stocking stuffer gift was a Mini Zen Garden kit Ed got me. It came with a black sandbox, sand, five black mini stones, and a miniature wooden rake. … Continue reading

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The Awards Speech That Would Have Been

And the PIIF Best Actor winner is … not me. But hey, my acceptance video is cute, so let’s play it anyway! As you might remember… who am I kidding, why would you remember, but I won a Best Actor … Continue reading

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