The Edmonds Arts Commission is proud to announce a unique and exciting musical commission and performance.  A brand new piece of music, “Mika’s Song” has been created by Award-Winning Edmonds composer, Ed Hartman for Mika’s Playground at the new Edmonds Civic Center Playfield, 98 Edmonds St, Edmonds, WA 98020 (The playground is at the East side of the field, bordering 7th Ave North).  There will be a live free public performance of the music on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2:30pm at the Playground.  Ed Hartman will perform the music on the new musical chimes installation in the playground area.  Ed will demonstrate the instrument, talk about creating music on it, and perform the piece.  This is an all-ages event, and the audience will be invited to participate. 

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Ed Hartman is an award-winning, accomplished composer, performer, and educator. He has been creating music for film, T.V., radio, advertising, and even a planetarium. Ed received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and has been involved with the film and music communities in the Pacific Northwest for decades. He creates music drawn from many styles, genres, and cultures. Ed is at home with classical orchestral music, along with electronic, jazz, and world music. He produced and scored the award-winning "As the Earth Turns", an Award-Winning unreleased 1938 silent sci-fi film that has been on Turner Classic Movies.   Ed Hartman's music has been heard in 100s of films and TV shows including: “The Blind Side”, “Surviving Christmas”, “Stranger Things”, and “The Twilight Zone”.  Ed has performed solo at Carnegie Recital Hall in NYC and with many bands, orchestras, theatre, and dance companies.  (

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Ed Hartman

Ed Hartman, Soundtrack: The Blind Side. Ed Hartman scores percussive, orchestral, jazz, pop, rock, Latin, world and electronic music. Ed's music has been heard on television (HBO, NBC, ABC, CBS, MTV, Discovery, Green, TLC, WE, Travel, Women, Animal Planet, MSNBC) and in feature films, shorts commercials, documentaries and even a planetarium.