Seth Kaufman developed his solo piano sound in Ithaca and New Orleans. Drawing upon influences in jazz, classical and experimental music, Kaufman's style has been said to 'push the piano's limits' (Times Picayune, New Orleans). Kaufman's works are often inspired by silent film, art, and experimental theatre projects. His recent 'Plum-colored Fields' on Red Descending (1999) was inspired by the Rothko Chapel in Houston. 'Erato' was inspired by the tradition and ghosts of the old Delmonico Restaurant on the corner of St. Charles and Erato which was renovated and reopened by Emeril Lagasse. 'The Orphanage' and 'Repercussion' are excerpts from the 80-minute solo piano score Kaufman composed for the 1922 silent film Oliver Twist with Lon Chaney and Jackie Coogan which was performed live at six screenings in March 1998 at Zeitgeist Theatre Experiments, New Orleans. 'Opening' was composed for Intervals, a play written and directed by Jenny Schwartz, which premiered in the 1998 New York International Fringe Festival. Seth Kaufman is a Bosendorfer Artist and performs regularly in Boston, New Orleans, NYC and San Francisco. Compartments, his most recent project, is planned for release in January 2007.