I'm happy to say that all music is done and ready for CATCO's production of David Mamet's Revenge of the Space Pandas opening tomorrow night in Columbus, OH. The show runs from Aug. 29 - 31 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center - Shedd Theater.
Finished up the score for a short film, The Exchange, premiering tonight at Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio. I'll share the film as soon as it's posted online, but for now you'll have to see it in theaters!
Recorded bass lines for the new EP last weekend with my good friend, Bobby Wildemuth. Seven tracks in one day...piece of cake! Switching gears now back to guitar and planning a session to record sometime in the next few months. Still a little ways to go, but it's starting to come together.
Spent two days recording drums for the new album with Andrew Eckerman and Chad Loughrige at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Got some great sounds...easy to do when you have 14 mics around the drum kit. Lots more to go, but at least one piece of the puzzle is complete. Next up, recording Bass with Bobby Wildermuth in April.
In March I'm hitting the studio again with long-time friend Andrew Eckerman to lay down drums for a new seven song EP. Chad Loughrige will be at the board for this session. After that it's back to the home studio to lay down bass, guitars, vocals, and accompaniment. Can't wait to introduce some new tunes...been too long!
One of the theater projects I've been doing composition/sound design for, The Rude Mechanicals, starts running this Friday, Aug. 30 at 7:30p. The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and is being performed by CATCO in the Shedd Theater at Columbus Performing Arts Center.
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Can't go into the details just yet, but over the next 3 months I'll be composing original music for two theater productions as well as several advertising pieces. Stay tuned!
I've recently been asked to compose several pieces for various television ads. This first one is called "The Ribbon" and is currently being featured in a regional television ad for Mercy Health Hospital System. The ads will be running over the next several months in Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois. Very excited for the opportunity to push my creative limits and get my music out there.
If you're interested in hearing what I've been up to, here are some pieces from my original score to "The Promised Land"...
"Russell Boiarsky makes a wonderful theatrical debut as a composer and sound designer, keeping the transitions dream-like, yet sad, reminding the audience of the underlying issue of Simon’s search."
- Lisa Much
Read full review of The Promised Land on ColumbusUnderground.com...
I'm in the process of scoring music for a new play by Bill Cook called The Promised Land. It's directed by Joe Bishara of CATCO and opens March 22nd at Columbus Performing Arts Center. Read more about the play at http://ab-theatrical.com/the-promised-land/ and come check out some of my new music.
Here's a new song "Stay" performed live at Woodland's Tavern on April 27, 2012. This was from my opening set for Peter Bradley Adams. Enjoy!
Russell Boiarsky will be performing with Peter Bradley Adams, Marti Dodson of Saving Jane, and Robert Kelly on Friday, April 27th at Woodland's Tavern in Columbus, OH. This is the first of two evenings that will make up Songwriter's Weekend at Woodland's presented by Matt Crumpton Concerts. Tickets can be purchased for $10. Doors open at 6p.
Both of Russell B's albums, Turn and West and Wherever, are now available on iTunes.
Russell's new album, "Turn" is available now through cdbaby.com. Buy a CD or download the album at...