Though musical shape-shifter Raymond Scott may not be a household name, his inimitable “cartoon jazz” is instantly recognized by millions: it has been adapted to underscore the antics of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Ren and Stimpy, The Simpsons, and many other cartoon characters for 75 years.
Scott, moreover, was an inventor of instruments and a pioneer of electronic music. In this unprecedented celebration of Scott’s polymorphic career, former Oingo Boingo guitarist Steve Bartek and his band (including other Oingo Boingo alums) find new takes on the composer’s early cartoon classics, while composer Ego Plum’s ensemble re-envisions Scott’s farsighted electronica.
Joining in is the Rogue Artists Ensemble’s Sean T. Cawelti, who stages the first-ever live interpretations of Scott’s film collaborations with Jim Henson.
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REDCAT is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Through performances, exhibitions, screenings, and literary events, REDCAT introduces diverse audiences, students and artists to the most influential developments in the arts from around the world, and gives artists in this region the creative support they need to achieve national and international stature. REDCAT continues the tradition of California Institute of the Arts, its parent organization, by