Eli Wise is a story teller and educator. His mediums are songs, poetry, and short fiction. He is fascinated with themes of hidden realities, transformations, and finding where the wondrous may be lurking in the mundane. When working with students, he seeks to draw out their capacities for creative risk taking and to help them find a balance between structure and delight. As the parent of a young child, he rarely updates this page, but welcomes any missives.
My first ever comedy music video! This was so much fun and so tricky to make. It's a cover / parody of one of my favorite songs by The Magnetic Fields '93 Me and Fred and Dave and Ted. Check out our family hijinx during quarantine.
I wrote this song about my experiences as a pregnant transgender man. I have often questioned whether it is better to be visible or invisible. This song addresses that question. Beth Cloutier ( Local Music Chanel ) filmed this and Liz DeRoche is on snare.
This song was inspired by a New York Times article ( link in the youtube description ). I was immediately struck by this image, and wanted to share it with you. Diana Strong on accordion, Marty McGinn on kbds.
This song was inspired by the Kazuo Ishiguro novel by the same name. It's a beautiful and chilling story. For this song, I made sure not to give anything away for those who haven't yet read the book. I highly recommend it.
A rehearsal with keyboardist Martin McGinn. This is a break up song - or it could be a song about any moment when you are feeling miserable and the outside world is far too beautiful to support your dark feelings. The days when the sunlight is crashing in on your need for dark solitude.