We’re filming in Cincinnati this weekend
Charlotte and Andy are in Cincinnati this weekend filming Fred in his hometown. They'll be at the Blue Wisp for his performances, the first time Fred has played a local club in Cincinnati in a very long time. If you see them around town, don't be shy...
Last rehearsals in Brooklyn
Herschel and Michael rehearsing at Eamonn Farrell's studio in Brooklyn. Tech rehearsal is starting tomorrow in Montclair with the Premiere in 3 days...
Steinway under fluorescent light
Fred rehearsing on the piano he will playing on at the Premiere in a week. Beautiful pianos, great sound and terrible light. Can we all agree that it's time to get rid of fluorescent lights.
Orpheus returning from hell
"It's a meaningful exploration of what it is to go to this line of demarcation between life and death", says director and librettist Herschel Garfein. "It would be an interesting story even if it wasn't Fred Hersch, but it's like having Orpheus after he gets back from hell tell his story and make a piece …
Shooting with mirrors
Great fun filming Herschel Garfein and Michael Winther rehearsing this week. The Canon 5D is awesome!
Espresso and croissants
Director and librettist Herschel Garfein at Fred's for a rehearsal. Almost every meeting with Fred starts with an espresso and pastries from Balthazar. What a treat!
No Blues Here
We have the opposite of the blues. Day two of the "My Coma Dreams" music rehearsal was stunning. Yesterday, we had free-range DPs. Today, they were a bit more penned in. There were a lot of people in the room. But we got a complete run through of the show! We're show-ers, not tellers, so …
Countdown to “My Coma Dreams”
Had an amazing shoot today at SIR studios, where, we were told "A very professional" band was rehearsing very loudly across the hall from Stage 2. This iphone photo doesn't do it justice....About 4 weeks out from the premiere of "My Coma Dreams." Fred Hersch at the piano. Andy Shocken, camera left. Charlotte Lagarde, camera …
Filming Michael Winther rehearsing at Fred’s
Yesterday's rehearsal of My Coma Dreams at Fred's was a gem. It was the first time I got to hear and film the song "The Knitters" in its entirety. Michael has the most beautiful voice. "I wrote it with him in mind," Fred told me afterward. It shows.