Music for Dance & Docu/Short Films


One uncut take of a scene from director Ed Haas’ new short film entitled “Death and the Dancer”, filmed one summer day in New York City’s Central Park. This silent film tells the story of a Dancer in love with life, who is suddenly confronted with Death who has come to take her away. Dancer played by Nancy Vining Van Ness. Death played by Lorenzo Valoy. Saxaphone player and composer is Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Producer is Johanna Heinemann-Haas.


Title: Pinus Strobus
Artist: Barbara Siegel
Filmmaker: Augusta Palmer
Music: composed by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (performed by  SoSaLa)

1927 Sleeping Pillow, P.J. O’Leary U.S. patent no. 1,617,822
Pinus Strobus Pillow is based on a patent filed in 1927 by Edward M. Murphy for a sleep-inducing pillow “with an aromatic pocket to be sewn on the surface thereof.” The particular concept and design of the pillow was inspired by the work of horticulturist Sidney Waxman (1923-2005), who dedicated a lifetime to propagating at least 40 varieties of beautiful and aromatic dwarf conifers. The scent of pine oil embedded in green pine cone pockets on the surface of the pillow is meant to induce sweet dreams.


Director/Cinematographer: Jeffrey Kimball
Title: Birders: The Central Park Effect
Media: HBO documentary
Music: “In The Woods” performed by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (BMI) (0:32 – 7:04)
“I shot my film about the birdlife and birders of Central Park over the course of several years.  One of the most indelible impressions I have of all those hours of wandering through the Park is the sound of a lone saxophone playing somewhere in the distance and wafting its way through the trees.  While there are many who have taken their sax into the park to play, I was lucky enough to bump into Sohrab, one of the finest saxophonists anywhere, and capture a little piece of him in my film.  His music is so beautiful, in the final edit of the film we lingered on it longer than me might have because we didn’t want it to go away.” – Jeffrey Kimbell


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