Elliot Sokolov
  Elliot Sokolov - Music for Film and TV Reel

Music for Film and TV - Reel

  Kings Park soundtrack on iTunes

Download the soundtrack from "Kings Park: Stories From An American Mental Institution" on iTunes. You can download the entire album or any of the 24 individual tracks.

  KINGS PARK documentary TRAILER (feature film)

Elliot Sokolov has composed the score for the groundbreaking documentary feature film "KINGS PARK: Stories From An Am erican Mental Institution".

What People Are Saying About Kings Park:
"When the credits ended and the house lights came on the audience sat in stunned silence. After a few seconds there was a scattered applause, which grew into a thunderous roar. Kings Park is an extraordinarily powerful film - or three films - superbly tiered with each poignant and insightful."
-Stewart Nusbaumer, Filmmaker Magazine

Synopsis: On June 21, 1967, at the age of 17, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now a veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long effort to face her past and learn the story of the now abandoned institution that once held her captive.


  Pipedreams for Organ and Saxophone (Video)

Pipedreams" by Elliot Sokolov recorded by the late N.Y. Philharmonic organist Leoanrd Raver and saxophonist Peter Saiano. From "Contemporary American Organ Music", a Classic Masters CD released in 1987. Leonard Raver performed on the Aeolian-Skinner/G.Donald Harrison organ at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York City.
music: copyright(c) Elliot Sokolov / User Friendly Music (BMI)


  Kings Park soundtrack on Amazon.com

Download the soundtrack album or any of the 24 individual tracks.

  Broadway Damage (feature film)

all about the indie feature film Broadway Damage

  See the Light Feel the Heat (MTV promo video)

This video promo was put together by and aired on MTV in 1984.
Original 12 inch single on Streetwise Records, released in 1984; Re-released by Moist Music on the CD compilations "80's Underground Club Hits" in 2006, and "Essential House" in 2007.
A college/alternative radio and club favorite for years after it's release, "See the Light / Feel the Heat" was written and produced by Elliot Sokolov & Jack Waldman as Air Force 1. It was mixed by Arthur Baker, edited by the Latin Rascals, and released on Streetwise Records in 1984. It was one of the first records featuring an entirely sampled vocal by President Ronald Reagan.


  "Pool Sharks" VIDEO from TV show

Excerpt from "Pool Sharks" episode of the syndicated TV show "Monsters".
Music by Elliot Sokolov.


  World Refugee Day - Put Your Hands Up (PSA)

The UNHCR in Australia recently licensed my music for use in the new Public Service Announcement "Put Your Hands Up" to promote awareness of the UN's World Regugee Day. Check it out here.

  Sesame Street animation "Floor Tiles"

Music by Elliot Sokolov
Animation by Al Jarnow
Recorded by the Sesame Workshop Big Band



  Meryl Streep: Women and Children of Darfur Need Our Help

Spot for UNREFUGEES.ORG to raise awareness and money for the U.N.'s Campaign to Aid Darfur, with spokesperson Meryl Streep.

  Shine On Through (Video)

"Shine On Through" by Elliot Sokolov, Performed by Willow.
From the CD "Willow" Original songs based on classic rock styles with folk-rock, 60's and 70's influences. These "neo-retro" songs sound like they could have been hits in the 1960's, 70's or 80's, but are updated with today's production values.
Download this song at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/willowcd
or http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/willowrock


  Golden Threads - documentary film (video)

Original music by Elliot Sokolov for the documentary film Golden Threads, featured on PBS' "P.O.V." series and in many film festivals worldwide.

Synopsis: If ever someone has embodied the maxim, age is a state of mind, it's 90-year-old Christine Burton. After decades of personal struggle, she reinvented her own life at age 80 by founding Golden Threads, an international network for older gay women. Join filmmakers Lucy Winer and Karen Eaton as they probe mid-life crisis and our collective fear of aging by enlisting Christine as their fearless, funny and irascible spiritual guide. She's a tireless leader who, even when ambushed by daunting physical challenges, transforms herself and others with her own unquenchable zest for life.



  Original Music for Advertising and Media by Elliot Sokolov (VIDEO)

A video featuring some of Elliot's music for advertising and media. Including commercials for Citizen Watches, Charles Schwab, ITT Industries, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Joop, United Artists Theaters, Pratt & Whitney and Boeing.

  I Produced a WINNER!

I produced and arranged this song, which just won the 2011 UK Songwriting Contest! Congratulations to writers Brian and Marv.
OLYMPIC THEME WINNER 2011 - When You Ride A Dream by Marv Conan and Brian Muni
soundcloud.com
The UK Songwriting Contest at Soundcloud.

  Sesame Street animation "Litter Rap"

"Litter Rap" is a classic animation on Sesame Street designed to teach kids to dispose of trash the correct way and not litter.
Music written and produced by Elliot Sokolov
Animation and rap lyrics by Al Jarnow
Rapper Tico Wells
This animation is still airing worldwide, and is also featured on various Sesame Workshop retail DVD's.

  Seven Soundscapes for String Quartet (video)

Seven Soundscapes for String Quartet by Elliot Sokolov
Performed by the Hampshire String Quartet. Originally released on Opus One Records, 1984. Score available.
More info: www.elliotsokolov.com
Published by User Friendly Music (BMI) copyright (c) by Elliot Sokolov.

Violins: Gregor Kitzis, Lee Wilkins; Viola: David Hult; Cello: David Runnion.



  Intimate Portrait: Eve (Video)

Original Music by Elliot Sokolov. "Intimate Portrait: Eve" tells the Old Testament story of Eve in the Garden of Eden from a feminist perspective. Eve, one of the most notorious figures of all time, is often portrayed as a disobedient, sinful woman, one easily seduced by the serpent of temptation, and a negative influence on her husband, Adam. Narrated by Betty Buckley, this Lifetime program offers a fresh perspective. Rather than a beguiler, Eve is presented as a brave woman, hungry for adventure and a deeper experience beyond the confines of peaceful Eden. Cast out of the garden, she evolves into a pioneer. Via dramatizations and scholarly commentary, this innovative episode redefines an archetype.


  Children of Darfur

Spot for UNREFUGEES.ORG to raise awareness and money for the U.N.'s Campaign to Aid Darfur, with spokesperson Meryl Streep.

  Darfur Can't Wait

Spots for UNREFUGEES.ORG to raise awareness and money for the U.N.'s Campaign to Aid Darfur. Meryl Streep and Tony Bennett have donated their names and talents to this campaign, and I am honored to have joined them and composed and produced the music for these spots. Please also go to UNRefugees.org and consider making a contribution.

  I'm Sorry Darfur

Spot for UNREFUGEES.ORG to raise awareness and money for the U.N.'s Campaign to Aid Darfur, with spokesperson Meryl Streep.

  UNHCR spot featuring Khaled Hosseini

Elliot Sokolov has provided music for 2 PSA's which can be seen on the web.

The spots, produced by Wildlight Productions, feature Khaled Hosseini, author of the internationally best-selling novel "The Kite Runner", and who is now an envoy for the UN Refugee Agency. Earlier this year, Hosseini visited UNHCR camps in eastern Chad where some 240,000 refugees from Darfur are sheltered. The trip was the result of his desire to see first-hand one of UNHCR’s most complex operations and to bring wider attention to the Darfur crisis.



  Darfur: People Are Dying

Spot for UNREFUGEES.ORG to raise awareness and money for the U.N.'s Campaign to Aid Darfur, with spokesperson Tony Bennett.

  Almanac for Organ, Brass and Percussion (video)

ALMANAC for Organ, Brass Trio and Percussion was commissioned by renowned organist Leonard Raver for premiere at the American Guild Of Organists convention in Buffalo, New York in 1981. Performers were Leonard Raver, organ; David Kuehn, trumpet; Duane Saetveit, French horn; Donald Miller, trombone; and Bruce Penner, percussion. Composed and conducted by Elliot Sokolov.
music copyright (c) 1981 by Elliot Sokolov www.elliotsokolov.com
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from a review of the concert:
"Composer Elliot Sokolov conducted his own Almanac for organ, brass trio and percussion, a three movement piece with a brooding, fitful slow movement between flashing, pulsating episodes of inventive coloration and dynamic thrust. A firm, intense performance, warmly received."
- John Dwyer,
Buffalo Evening News

  Winged

Music/Dance collaboration supported by the O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation. Performance by Verlezza Dance. Copyright (c) Verlezza Dance 2009
Music: Elliot Sokolov; Choreography: Sabatino Verlezza.
Dancers: David Burrington, Jill Forester, Heather Jacobs, Heather Koniz, Jody Herman, Tracy Pattison, and Sabatino A. Verlezza


  The Odyssey (children's musical)

"The Odyssey", a children's musical I wrote the music for continues to be produced at schools all over the U.S. and Canada. This is the site of the publisher, Dramatic Publishing Inc.

  The Nightingale (children's musical)

"The Nightingale", a children's musical I wrote the music for continues to be produced at schools all over the U.S. and Canada. This is the site of the publisher, Dramatic Publishing Inc.

  I Am Who I Am - vocal by George W. Bush (Video)

George Dubya Bush finally raps and sings the truth about Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the war in Iraq in the song "I AM WHO I AM". Written /Produced by Elliot Sokolov, 2007.
SEE the VIDEO