Friday, March 21, 2008

Screening at the United Nations

The film Beyond Belief is screening at the United Nations in New York on Monday, March 24 2008. To think that this humble yet uplifting film will be seen by the leaders of foreign lands is very exciting to me. Perhaps the next step will be for screenings to take place in a large scale in other countries.

I believe Beyond Belief is a film that can help begin to rebuild the standing of the U.S. throughout the rest of the world. Beyond Belief displays courage, generosity and a global perspective embraced by two regular citizens who reach out to help others.

The U.S. needs this kind of positive image to help redeem us in the eyes of the world.

Please support this film. Rent it from Netflix. Find it at a film festival near you. Blog about it.

Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Music at the Rhode Island Film Festival 2008

Today I received exciting news from director Michele Meek.

Her short film Red Sneakers, which I composed the music for, will be screened at the Rhode Island Film Festival this summer.

Here's a little taste of the MUSIC from the score if you're interested.

I composed this piece back in December of 2007. I imagined children skipping and playing on a gentle spring day to inspire the flow and melody of the music.

I am looking forward to Spring here in New England.

Thanks for listening!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Netflix and Film Soundtracks

Tomorrow Netflix will release the documentary film Beyond Belief.
Put it in your queue!

And then head over to and purchase the soundtrack album on CD or download it.

Did you know that the downloads from CDBaby are DRM free?

Support independent music by making your purchases from CDBaby.

EVREN CELIMLI: Beyond Belief

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Club d'Elf, Medeski and 10 years at the Lizard Lounge

Tonight is going to be exciting. I am excited anyway...

Mike Rivard's wonderful band Club d'Elf is celebrating a 10 year residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA. Tonight they are joined by John Medeski one of the warmest and most exciting keyboard players you will ever hear. The Lizard Lounge is an amazing location to listen to both Club d'Elf and Medeski as it is a very intimate venue. There aren't many clubs where you can stand right next to a musician like Medeski while he is playing. if you dared to, you could reach out and give him a pat on the back in appreciation. He does get pretty sweaty though, so I suggest a little self control.

I had the opportunity to mix the title track of Club d'Elf's recent studio release "Now I Understand" please check it out on the Club d'Elf merch page.

Now_i_understand Thanks for listening!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Beyond Belief Theatrical Release in NYC

It was an undeniable thrill to see "Beyond Belief" up on the marquee on February 29, 2008 in NYC.
I am infinitely grateful to have played a part in the making of this film.