Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fireworks Ensemble Cartoon Project
Jan 25 Concert


On Sunday January 25, Fireworks Ensemble presents a multi-media celebration of vintage cartoon music and animation at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York. The 7:30 PM performance will spotlight composing legends Carl Stalling (Warner Bros.) and Scott Bradley (MGM), whose music choreographed the hijinks of Bugs & Daffy (Stalling) and Tom & Jerry (Bradley) from the 1930s through the '50s. Raymond Scott will figure in the mix. Fireworks will perform four classic cartoon scores as live soundtracks to the original animation, including an early 1930s Stalling score (The Village Smitty, featuring Flip The Frog) and his daredevil score for the Coyote and Roadrunner classic There They Go-Go-Go! The concert also features a set of works by Raymond Scott in their original jazz-ensemble setting, including "Powerhouse," "Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals," and "War Dance for Wooden Indians." Fireworks is recording an album of classic cartoon music, which will include several Scott compositions.

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