Faculty-Work-in-Progress: UPA and Modernist Cartoon Music
Tue. October 27th, 2015, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road
The United Productions of America (UPA) animation studio, which came to prominence on the big and small screen in the years following World War II, profoundly changed animation from the dominance of Disney’s naturalistic approach to a more modern, even avant-garde style, with cartoons like Gerald McBoing-Boing and the Mister Magoo series. In his talk Daniel Goldmark, Associate Professor in the Department of Music, will discuss the atypical approach UPA took to music in the animation soundscape, which included music taken from a variety of genres and styles, composers coming from widely different backgrounds, and a general disavowal of the Hollywood approach to cartoon scoring.
Pre-lecture reception begins at 4:15 pm in Clark Hall Room 206.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration recommended.