THE MUSICAL FOREST is a work created by accomplished composer and teacher of young people, Christopher Kaufman! It has many media forms.
It is a fully illustrated Book in Five Episodes with an Hourlong CD filled with brilliant professionally produced Orchestral Music, Narration and Voice acting. To purchase press the cover picture.
Episodes of live performance chamber versionhave opened each of the performances of the inaugural season of The Phantastic Theater.
THE MUSICAL FOREST is also a fully orchestrated piece modeled after Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ in terms of timing and orchestral forces. It is ready for performance: visit the link!
It is a WORKSHOP where the musical adventures in the story are brought to life! Participants learn about Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, The ‘Families if Instruments’ and many other things musical and beyond! Dr. Kaufman often includes his ‘Environmental Workshop’ in these events.
The delightful Musical Adventures of Squiggle T. Buglet capture the Imagination and whisk you and your Young People along on a thrilling and moving Story… Where Squiggle learns Music Words and 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!
Link to Video About Live Readings! : HERE:
CONTACT: jmusic800@gmail dot com
- Save-The-Date! CHIRON FESTIVAL - Hello Everyone! THE CHIRON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT! Sunday – December 10th – starting at 4PM! – The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn! World-class musicians, Multimedia Art Works, Environmental Speakers! Join us and see/hear opera star Jennifer Roderer, world-renowned flutist/composer Robert Dick, concert pianist Daniel Rieppel, hornist/composer Jeffrey Weeks Harrison, young artists … Continue reading
- 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 … Continue reading
- GREEN MONDAY! Give the gift of Imagination, Music and Education! - THIS HOLIDAY SEASON GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC! Dr. Kaufman’s Entertaining and Educational Books with Audio Albums! Press Titles to Buy! THE 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 … Continue reading
- NEW AUDIO ALBUMS! - Hello Friends! 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 perfectly to create something original and powerful.” Just press titles to access store…. “I Love Working with Christopher Kaufman! He is … Continue reading
- Wow! New Editions of My Books! - Good bye July! That was intense… just finishing up complete new editions of all my books… with the new art I developed during the live shows…! On to new things!…
- As Part of This Festival by Puppet Works! - This is the even we are a part of! Come have fun!
- The Phantastic Puppet Show! - This Saturday at 2:PM Sofia and I will be doing performing a couple of scenes from The Phantastic Zoo! THE PHOENIX and THE MERMAID – at JJByrne Park, next to The Old Stone House! 2:PM — Join us!
- Phantastic Memories!! - Hello 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! … Continue reading
- Phantastic Recording! - Audio 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 … Continue reading
- The PHANTASTIC THEATER: ON the MOVE! - ON 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!