Free Music Performance at Mika’s Playground

Free Music Performance at Mika's Playground September 23, 2023
Posted on 09/13/2023
(Edmonds - WA) ) The Edmonds Arts Commission is pleased to announce a unique and exciting musical commission and performance. A brand-new piece of music titled Mika’s Song has been created by award-winning Edmonds composer Ed Hartman for Mika’s Playground at the new Edmonds Civic Playfields Park. 

On Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 2:30pm there will be a live free public performance of Mika’s Song at the playground on the east side of the park bordering 7th Avenue North. Ed Hartman will perform the music on the new musical chimes installation of tubular bells in the playground area of the park which is part of Edmonds Creative District. 

The composer states that musical installations like the bells in the playground are a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to experience music in a very welcoming place. He has created a piece of music that he hopes will inspire anyone to be creative, positive, and open-minded in our community. 

Hartman will demonstrate the instrument, talk about creating music on it, and will perform the piece. This is an all-ages inclusive event and the audience will be invited to participate. Bring a blanket or chair and sit on the grass (no chairs permitted in the playground area) to enjoy this special performance at Civic Park.

About Mika’s Inclusive Playground:

About the composer:
Ed Hartman is an award-winning accomplished composer, performer, and educator. He has created music for film, television, 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 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. Visit for his full bio.
Kelsey Foster (she/her)
City of Edmonds Communications Strategist/PIO
121 5th Ave N, Edmonds WA 98020
Cell: 425-480-2397
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