Feb 22nd 2006
Jeff' 4cd classical set is done and can be ordered right NOW!!
Go to www.indiepool.com and go to the online store and search for jeff vidov
You can order it here by sending a money order for $25 here in Canada ( to 136 cranbrooke ave-toronto,ontario, canada M5M-1M5)--$25 U.S money order anywhere in the U.S.A--and $25 U.S money order anywhere in Europe--the cd WILL be promptly mailed to you within a week. It is cheaper to order the cd with a money order than with your VISA card AND IT WILL GET TO YOU QUICKER!! The 4cd set has 76 tracks and has 5 hours of music-a complete track listing will appear here shortly as the website is revamped with a new look!!
Dec 2005-Jan 2006
Jeff's 4 cd classical cd is done-yes-FULLY done!! Work on the cd cover is half way completed-the cd will available for purchase online at the end of january here at this website AND at www.indiepool.com !The 4 cd's have about 5 hours and 15 minutes of music Total-each cd is 78 minutes
The 20 min short film "21 frames per second" by english director Samuel George has won an honorable mention at PTFF(picture this film festival-an international disability film festival) in Canada-it will also play the Calgary film festival in feb 2006 AND it will play in dec in the UK in "best in UK shorts" night-congratulations Sam!!
Jeff has started scoring his 12th film-a really scary/suspenseful 13 min short entitled "Elegant Assassin"-the film is in the Silence of the Lambs/Seven vein
To join Jeff's mailing list, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Tell ALL your friends to check out jeff's music at these websites
Jeff now has a page on myspace.com AND purevolume.com ---you can hear rough mixes of a couple rock tunes that will be on his rock/pop 2 cd set that will be coming out in february 2006. Remember these are only ROUGH mixes(in other words, the songs are NOT completely done yet) of the songs for jeff's 2 cd set-the 2 cd set will contain 75 minutes of music on EACH cd!!!
If you can't find the page, then go to the MAIN SITE, then search for jeff vidov
Jeff's 4cd Classical cd set is ALMOST DONE!! hopefully it will be completed in about 2-3 weeks and then it will take another month to make the covers and print the cd's, so probably end of october!!
The film "21 Frames per second" that Jeff did the music score for, will play on July 24th at the Port Elliot literature festival(somewhere is england I hear) and Aug 4th at the Portobello film festival in London England. It will also play the Troma independent film festival Aug 25th in Edinburgh, Scotland. The film is a 20 min drama and has a piano/minimilistic type score
One of jeff's songs was a finalist in the Unisong Songwriting competition in the U.S. Jeff was also a finalist in the 2000 competition. This song WILL be on Jeff's double rock cd, due nov 2005. Completion of Jeff's 4 cd classical piano cd will be done in about a month!!Also, the short film "Groomed" that jeff did the music for will play at the Miami gay and lesbian film festival between april22-may 1st. Hope you are all enjoying the warm weather
We have reached 15,000 hits on the website---thank you to everyone who has visited to see what is up in Jeff's life
The short film "Ext Bench" that Jeff did the music for will play the cedar Rapids independent film festival TWICE on april 1st and 2nd-it was directed by Chris McInroy
There is a review of "Zombie Night" (90min horror movie that Jeff did the music for) in the recent issue of Fangoria magazine AND on their website www.fangoria.com-do a search for Zombie night on the site----they do give praise to the sound mix of the film
Earshot Concerts will be holding a fundraiser on Feb 25th----Earshot is a classical contemporary music group that puts on 7 classical concerts a year in Toronto-jeff is a member of the Board and records/mixes/masters all the concerts. Go to www.earshotconcerts.ca for more info
The short film "Groomed" that Jeff did the music for, will play at the World of Comedy International Film Festival in Toronto on feb 10th at 7pm. The film recently won the 20th Century Fox Farelly brothers award--go to www.scorchedfilms.com for complete info.
It will also play the follwing dates:
Feb-Atlantic City Film festival
March 2- National Screen Institute Film Exchange in Winnipeg, Canada
april 22nd---7th Annual Miami gay and lesbian film festival
In the meantime,jeff is hard at work finishing up his 4 cd classical cd AND his 2 cd rock album--------it's gonna ROCK!!-----and hopefully roll a bit too!!
The short film "Groomed"(20 min-comedy) that Jeff scored has recently played at the ION film festival (Oct 29 in Culver City, CA) and the Calgary International Film Festival(Sept 26th) and the LA International short film festival(Sept 11th).
Two feature length movies that Jeff scored the music for are being released in DVD this month and you can order the DVD's online. The first is "Zombie Night" a 90 minute zombie horror movie(not for children) is available at www.primalfilms.com. The second film is "Legally Desi" a 2 hour bollywood romantic comedy which is suitable for all ages-it will be available Nov 12th at www.legallydesifilm.com.
Meanwhile, Jeff is adding some of his larger chamber clasical compositions to his classical piano cd!! The following pieces will be recorded in Nov to Jan, and will be on the cd---1)"Arise" 15 min for soprano and 8 players 2) jeff's 15 min string quartet in 3 mvts 3)Jeff's 15 min brass quintet in 3 mvts 3) Jeff's 2 mvt 10 min piece for trombone choir(8 trombones)and 3 or 4 smaller pieces--More updates coming soon
The first Earshot contemporary music ensemble concert is Oct 7th and Oct 9th at the Music Gallery in Toronto--vist www.earshotconcerts.ca for more info-Jeff will be recording ALL the classical Earshot concerts this year.
Jeff is just finishing up the score for his 11th film--it's an 11 minute short drama entitled "Anthea"-and is a variation on a "Cinderella" type story about a nice girl, her evil mother, and a handsome "prince" who rescues her with his affections.
The last film Jeff scored the music for, for director Chris McInroy entitled "Ext Bench", will play at the Wild Rose Independent Film festival in Desmoines Iowa on Oct 3rd at 530pm-the film is 6 min long.--congratulations to Chris--the film is nominated for best sound and best editing
Also, the short film "Sherlock" (7 min long)that jeff did the music for will play the Austin Film festival in October as well.It played at the Gulf Coast film Festival in September
Here are show dates for the 20 min short film "Groomed" which jeff scored the music for(directed by Josph Raso):
Toronto Film Festival-tues Sept 14----845pm at the Cumberland
thurs Sept 16-----945am at the varsity
Past festivals that "groomed" has played at---
Sept 1st--Palm Springs festival of short films, Florida
Aug 20th-Las Vegas-hardrock cafe as part of the Freedom Film Festival
July 11th in Indianapolis at the Rathskellar theatre for the Freedom film festival
June 27th in Miami Beach at the Cinematique theatre for the Freedom film festival
May 2nd-in New York at the DGA theatre(w 67th St) for the Columbia University Film Festival and
June 2nd-3rd--in L.A for the Columbia University Film festival where it won best comedy and best short, AND won a faculty award
Here's a recap of Jeff's past year/events:
-"Ext bench" 6 min short film to play the Wild Rose film Festival
-"Sherlock" 7 min film to play the Austin Film festival
-Jeff will release his 3 cd classical piano cd
-Jeff becomes a Board Member for Earshot Concerts in Toronto-new music classical
concerts at the Music Gallery in Toronto-www.earshotconcerts.ca
-"Zombie Night" 90 min horror film plays at the Cannes Film Festival
-"Ext.Bench" 5 min short film plays at the Cinevegas festival in Las Vegas
-"Spygames" and "Sports Compact Tv" are still on Tv after one full season
-"Legally Desi" 2hr feature premieres with 5 showings in Chicago and once in New York and once in L.A for the New York Film and Video festival.
-"Perfect Sense" 20 min short Film wins best student short at the Cedar Rapids
Film Festival in Iowa
-Jeff scores 2 short films-"Groomed" 20 min comedy and "Sherlock" 7 min comedy
-"Groomed" wins best comedy/short film at the Columbia Film Festival at Columbia
University in new York
-Jeff scores 3 films "Legally Desi", "21fps" and "Jar of Grasshoppers"
-Jeff records more rock songs for his upcoming rock album
-Jeff's classical piano recital features 2 Beethoven Sonatas, 4 Chopin Nocturnes and 16 movements from Bach's Goldberg Variations-all are recorded for his upcoming classical piano cd recording
-"Zombie Night" 90 min horror film premieres in Toronto
The short 7 min film "Sherlock" that Jeff scored a few months ago will play the Austin Film Festival in October-the film was directed by Joshua Starnes. Jeff's 3 cd piano cd set is almost done-vocals are being recorded for some rock songs to be added at the end of the 3rd cd-also jeff is adding one of his bigger classical works entitled "Arise" for soprano and 8 players to the cd. Also Jeff is adding 3 songs from his world music project on the cd-the project is for classical/flamenco guitar/piano/orchestra/percussion. the guitar and percussion have to be recorded still.
Jeff is near comletion of his piano cd!!!The finish line is in seeing range!!! It's gonna be 3 or 4 cd's-with 4 to 5 rock songs tagged on to the end to give everyone a preview of Jeff's upcoming 2 cd rock album-due this christmas. A couple of new films for Jeff to score and compose/record the music to are also expected in early August as well, so things are going well!! Hope you are all enjoying your summer!!!
The 2nd movie that Jeff scored last year "Zombie Night" a 90 minute horror movie recently played during the Cannes Film festival. The film contains approxinately 70% of Jeff's music. Go to www.primalfilms.com for more info-the dvd is coming out soon
Jeff has finished scoring his 10th film--It's a 5 minute short for Director Chris McInroy-this is the 3rd film jeff has done for Chris. It will be showing on June 17th at the Cinevegas film festival in Las Vegas. Check Chris' website for all the details and the trailer at www.needfundsfilms.com. Jeff is now fully concentrating on finishing the final touches for his 2 OR 3cd(!!!) solo piano classical cd. it will rock!!! (even though it's mostly classical. it WILL rock)
Jeff is almost done his 2 cd solo piano recording!! It will have 17 selections from Bach's Goldberg Variations, 4 Brahms Intermezzi, some Chopin Nocturnes/Polonaises, several of jeff's improvisations as well as some other surprises-it should be released by the end of July
Congratulations to Joseph Raso for his 20 minute film "Groomed" (music score by Jeff) won best short, best comedy and received a faculty award in New York at Columbia University-hope they all liked the music too!!
"Sports Compact Tv" is still on the air!! The first season has now reached 26 episodes and airs on Sundays at 2pm on CH channel 11 here in Toronto. The magazine show covers cars and the people who supe up their cars. A lot of Jeff's music is used for the show, so check it out!!!
"SPYGAMES" is also still showing on the Mystery Channel (channel 132 for those with satellite tv here in canada) and is on it's 7th!!! rerun of the 13 episode season!!!It's on every saturday at 1130am-730pm and 330am---------It ALSO airs on Sunday nights at 2 am on PRIME-owned by Global/Canwest (channel 54 in toronto-check listings inj your area)
"Legally Desi" ( a 1hr45min bollywood style romantic comedy scored by Jeff) is playing at the New York Film and Video Festival on Sun, April 25th at 12pm (noon) at the Village East Cinema at 181 2nd avenue at 12th street in New York City. If you live in New York, go check it out!! The trailer and more info are at http://www.legallydesifilm.com
"Legally Desi" is playing April 9-11th at the Desplaines Cinema in Desplaines Illinois--The 1hr45min comedy/drama film was scored by Jeff.
Also the short film "Perfect Sense" is playing at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival April 2-3rd 2004 in Cedar Rapids Iowa. If you live near these cities, go check out the films!! Congratulations to Chris McInroy. Perfect Sense won best Student film at the festival!!!
Jeff has currently finished working on his 8th film--the 20 min Canadian film "Groomed" which takes an interesting look at same sex marriage---it has some GREAT writing, and was directed by Joseph Raso
Jeff's 9th film scoring job is "Sherlock", a 7min film about a guy who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes and helps the police solve a murder in modern America. It's pretty funny!!
Legally Desi had it's World Premiere in L.A. at the New York Film and Video festival on March 7th at 9pm--it will also be playing in New York at the end of April. It will have its Chicago premiere on March 27th at 2pm at the Stokie theater (in Stokie, Illinois)---Go to www.legallydesifilm.com for more details.
"Jar of Grasshoppers" will be playing at a short film festival at the end of March---more details coming----you can also see the trailers for the 2 films jeff has scored for director Chris McInroy at his website at http://www.needfundsfilms.com
jeff will be starting to score his 8th film this month---it's a short film that has comedic/dramatic moments--more details coming soon
The Bio/credits section has been updated with a COMPLETE list of all Jeff's film scores and links to websites!!
Jeff has also recorded 4 cds of solo piano material for an upcoming 2 cd solo piano cd-Along with 15 improvised pieces in vaious classical/jazz/pop styles, Jeff has recorded 13 variations from Bach's Goldberg Variations-6 Chopin Nocturnes and 2 Polonaises-5 Beethoven Sonatas-2 Haydn Sonatas-2 Mozart Sonatas---so there is quite a bit of material to decide upon !!--release date is probably July 2004.
Jeff has FINISHED work on the 3 new films he was working on in January!!
The first film is called "Legally Desi" a 140 min Bollywood type romantic drama/comedy--website and the trailer are at http://www.legallydesifilm.com-----------As of Jan 22-2004-Legally Desi has been ACCEPTED into the NEW YORK FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL and will play there at the end of april--the website is www.nyfilmvideo.com---more info coming soon!!!!
The second film is a 20 min quite drama for English director Samuel George that takes place in a London movie cinema.
The third film is a 5 min drama by Las Vegas director Chris McInroy called "Jar of Grasshoppers" that just rocks.
I will be adding Quicktime movie clips and making a dvd demo reel soon so you can all see some stuff!!
JEFF VIDOV IN RECITAL-SAT, NOV 22 7PM----$10
ISLINGTON UNITED CHURCH----416-239-1131
25 BIRNHAMTHORPE RD-corner of dundas and birnhamthorpe
north of islington/bloor subway station-------------------------
Beethoven sonatas, Chopin nocturnes, and 14 selections from Bach's Goldberg Variations
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