Summer Project Complete!

It took a few extra weeks than originally planned, but the massive project is complete. String Quartet #1 – which addresses our political condition, offers homage to my mother, actress Anna Filameno and two of my mentor/teachers, composers Karel Husa and Donald Erb and ends in an emphatic rendition of our national anthem… is in the books!  Thanks to the amazing Amernet Quartet who will be premiering it soon!

Now to my next project… most of the book of which I wrote while vacationing in Oregon in July… titled ‘Dancing Night Hawk’, this new interdisciplinary work is an amalgam of Native American myths wrought into an original new story… Music, Live Performance, Lots of Visuals and Stage Craft!  Better get to work, the premier is set of October 29th!  See you there!

GREEN MONDAY! Give the gift of Imagination, Music and Education!

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GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC!
Dr. Kaufman’s Entertaining and Educational
Books with Audio Albums!

Press Titles to Buy!

ZOO COVER PAGETHE PHANTASTIC ZOO

Join Mary  and Tim on a field trip to the Zoo, where they see elephants, exotic birds and lions! The Wizard Zitthoona ushers them into The Phantastic Zoo and you will experience the stories of Fabulous Beasts! Featuring the voice talents of Robert Dick and Stephanie Erb! With fully orchestrated symphonic music and colorful illustrations!

SQUIGGLE COVER NU PAGETHE MUSICAL FOREST

These Musical Adventures whisk you and your young people along on a thrilling and moving Story. Squiggle learns Music Words, gathers ‘Seed Pods’ from Teacher Friends and passes tests and riddles from ‘Little Troll’- all with the goal of bringing these ‘Seed Pods’ to the Mysterious Cave of Dr. Soundartus to make Music on his Magic Music Wall!  Orchestra score on Audio Album with Narration and voice acting!

BATTLE COVER INGRAM nuTALES OF THE OCEAN CITY

A masterful work of Story and Music! TOC is the epic story of a young civilization forced to confront a terrible enemy. Join Harl’ut and the noble pegasus Vispushin on this epic adventure as they lead a group of young warriors into the heart of the Vorm Hive.
REVIEWS:

Michael Spudic of ASCAP

“It is my pleasure to support Christopher Kaufman and his innovative production, THE PHANTASTIC THEATER, an extraordinarily entertaining concept that successfully brings together fine arts education with live performance… his collaboration with world renowned flutist/composer Robert Dick was fabulous… the expressions on the faces of the young people in attendance and their rapt attention spoke volumes… Leaving the theater, I had the opportunity to speak with a young dad who related how much he and his daughter enjoyed the presentation and how important it was that Kaufman so creatively encouraged people to use their imaginations…”

 Steven Sandberg of Dora the Explorer fame

I love this project! Christopher writes music that is sophisticated, striking, original, serious yet accessible to children. Plus a great story and great art. A wonderful project. — Steve Sandberg, composer, “Dora the Explorer.”
 “Tales Of The Ocean City by Christopher Kaufman, is a multimedia eBook that fuses narration, music, and visual art to create a rare kind of experience — a brilliant form of entertainment that masterfully blends these beautiful episodic stories with award-winning music and dazzling art. Fantasy readers who also love epic music, you’re in for a treat once you consume the wonderful world of Kaufman’s creative work”… F.J.Bayrog – Fantascize Mag.

 

NEW AUDIO ALBUMS!

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New audio albums are available!  These are high quality MP3 albums, so you can easily drag them into your mp3 Players and mobile devices!

“The natural sounds and the musicians intertwine together ad-5-enviro-shoppageperfectly to create something original and powerful.”

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“I Love Working with Christopher Kaufman! He is Brilliant. Best artistic experience of my life.”
– Veronia Caicedo, director ‘Little Courage’

The Sound direct from the Live Show!  The ‘abridged version’ of the story and with flutistad-3-zoo-audio-album Robert Dick’s performances included as featured on the Live Show from ‘The Phantastic Theater’.

Enjoy!

Christopher

Phantastic Memories!!

wagonHello everyone… thanks again for all of your support!  Those who came and those who gave!  After our first successful season we are moving forward… generating new material and support for next season where we’ll travel out and around the New York environs… even as we perform here in Brooklyn once again!  Wish us luck! – And here, check out this archived link – a wonderful spread in the Brooklyn Reader announcing our first event of the year in February! – We are thankful! – Dr. Soundartus… – BROOKLYN READER SPREAD!

 

Phantastic Recording!

nu_zoo_cov_1024x1024Audio Album nearly complete! – The Book is ready… we are very psyched! Great fun recording the ‘Music Magic is Everywhere’ song… Sofia sounds excellent!… gentle duets with my ‘vaudeville Stravinsky’ 🙂 – song style… very effective.  Will be ready to go early next week!

Now back to grant writing for our next season! Our first season gave us a great deal of material to work with… Education and the Fine Arts combined! A unique and imaginative method!  Wish us luck!wagon

The PHANTASTIC THEATER: ON the MOVE!

wagonON the move!  Phase ONE complete! Next season… starting in October Look out for a New Season of concert events… in various locations!  Brooklyn, Manhattan and Beyond!

Thanks to everyone!  Audience members and Participants alike!

We will still do a Street Fair or two in June! See you there!

THE PHANTASTIC THEATER! Concert Event!

Saturday May 7th – 11am – The Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Ave – between Hoyt and Bond)!

ph 14Join Dr. Christopher Kaufman, world re-knowned Flutist Composer Robert Dick and resident Young Artist Sofia Rose as they perform Episode Three from The Musical Forest and a full production of The Phantastic Zoo! Full Orchestral music flows from speakers as Robert performs on his many different kinds of flutes, Sofia dances and Christopher voice acts and leads the production. His gorgeous colorful illustrative art flows by onscreen with text, like a living book!

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Phantastic Theater at the Puppetry Fair!

POSTER TOP 2All thanks to Tim Young – and for inviting us back!  (June 25th) — We had a great time presenting Fine Art for the Young at JJByrne Park! (4/30/16)… What a fun and effective way to present modern art to people! Here are some pictures with captions…. Enjoy!

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Sofia dances Squiggle!

 

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THE MERMAID! There she goes again!

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THE PHOENIX!

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NICE CROWD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEW PHOENIX DANCING!

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LAST SONG!

HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT WEEK AT THE SEASON FINALE!

SATURDAY 11:AM AT THE BROOKLYN COMMONS (388 Atlantic – between Hoyt and Bond)… Buy tickets here: https://goo.gl/HgvVbU

The Phantastic Theater at Puppetry Arts Fair! Tomorrow!

Forgive me!  Forgot to say the day!  It’s tomorrow Saturday April 30th! ONE O’CLOCK!POSTER TOP 2Come join us!  We’ll be outside at the Puppetry Arts Fair at SATURDAY APRIL 30th! ONE O’CLOCK: 4th Street at 5th along JJ Byrne Park/OLD STONE HOUSE! See you there!sq226 17puppetry_arts_logo