Friday, July 25, 2008

Ten Commandments, perf #1

I've now completely recovered from Slapsticon and am back in the swing of things. Bookings continue to come in nearly every day. Today I got a show at a library in East Meadow (L.I.) that'll happen in November, which I'll be doing with (and thanks to) Dylan Skolnick of the Cinema Arts Centre.

This evening I did show #1 of
The Ten Commandments at MoMA. I was able to figure out a way to change the percussion/toy-counter soundfont for the Miditzer so I could replace the doorbell with a chinese gong, and was able to use it in one spot in the film where a giant gong is struck several times by Pharoah. I also used a new diapason soundfont and am not sure how wild I am about it, but I may just be used to the one I've been using until now. The show went over quite well, and while I'm never completely satisfied with my playing, the audience really enjoyed the film and the music.

Tomorrow I tune the
Fantasticks piano again, and then Sunday is the repeat of 10 C's, but this time in the Bartos theater (tonight we were in the giant Titus 1).

See you at the silents!

Ben

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