Acclaimed Tin Hat Quartet accompanies silent films by Ladislaw Starewicz at UCLA's Royce Hall
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Note: The special kids show is at 2pm and is slightly abridged.
Making freewheeling chamber music for the 21st century, the Bay Area’s Tin Hat Quartet first earned widespread acclaim in 1999 with their debut release Memory Is An Elephant. While touring the United States and Europe extensively, the trio went on to release their subsequent albums to rave reviews: 2000’s Helium with guest Tom Waits, and 2002’s The Rodeo Eroded with guest Willie Nelson. “Music of Old World depth delivered with New World brio,” wrote Billboard magazine. “Those numb to the blips and bloops of the digital age will welcome the infectious acoustica of the classically trained, jazz-honed Tin Hat Quartet’s circus swirl of soul, mingling Left Bank jazz with Gypsy honky-tonk, skewed tango with postmodern classicism.”
Praised for the cinematic qualities of their music, the restlessly creative ensemble has recently embarked on an intriguing new endeavor: performing original scores for silent short films by the Russian animation pioneer Ladislaw Starewicz. Joined on stage by a sound effects artist, they accompany several of the legendary director’s exquisite insect and puppet animations, all made between 1911 and 1925: The Cameraman’s Revenge, The Insect’s Christmas, The Frogs Who Wanted A King, The Ant And The Grasshopper, Lily Of Belgium or Country Rat, Town Rat.