October finds me working full-time as a silent film accompanist. 22 performances in and around NY, plus a DVD box set release. When not performing, the rest of my working hours involve preparing for shows, agent work for shows coming up and for shows percolating for 2010, being my own press agent and doing press interviews, plus trying to spend more time at the piano (or organ) to develop and expand my accompaniment vocabulary.
It’s daunting and exciting at the same time. I’ve made myself office manager as well, in order to stay on top of things and not burn out. For instance, in October and in November (18 shows) the days I don’t have performances are Mondays and Tuesdays…so that’s my “weekend”. Some Fridays as well.
I won’t have time to go back and write up shows from Sept or the summer, unfortunately, but I’m going to try and report on each of the shows this month. If you read or follow this blog and haven’t seen my sched, check it out here. I’m also considering using my Twitter account to “tweet” so people and fans can follow more regularly throughout each day — tweeting from my cell — in case that’s interesting to anyone. My Twitter account is here.
Do understand that there will be several things going on that I am not going to post about, so do not take what’s posted on this blog as the only silent film work I’m doing — just the live performances.
See you at the silents!