FILMUSIK: The Superman Orchestra
Join the Superman Orchestra for a romp through some classic films from the 1940′s in a unique style. Superman has never been so exciting as he is on the big screen in these vintage cartoons that meld a comic book aesthetic with unique style of the animators who created the Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons of the era. Don’t be surprised to find an orchestra, conductor and voice actors in the pit, this isn’t your average movie screening. 5 Composers have written original orchestral soundtracks to the Superman films that are performed live as the dialog is performed by members of LiveWire’s Faces for Radio Theatre Troupe. If you’ve never seen a T-rex rampage through Metropolis or Superman in fisticuffs with fire breathing robots, the experience comes highly recommended. Bring the family, the music-lovers and the comic buffs to experience film and music in a new way.
“An absolute blast”
PORTLAND MERCURY – Ezra Ace Caraeff
WILLAMETTE WEEK – Brett Campbell
The Superman Orchestra from Flimusik performs live accompaniment to the Classic Fleischer Superman animation from the 40′s, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland Oregon. There are five new compositions for five different animated cartoons, with a new Overture created for this special event. The effect is surreal and magical, like being inside Disney’s Fantasia. The live voice actors blend their dialogue with the orchestra and the visuals to create a once in a lifetime performance.
PORTLAND SENTINEL - David Hunter