What music do you think of when you see Porky and Daffy running through a factory?
There’s only one answer – and that piece (Powerhouse) was composed by Raymond Scott. This Friday at the Redcat theatre (behind the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown L.A.) in celebration of Scott’s musical career, former Oingo Boingo guitarist Steve Bartek and his band (including other Oingo Boingo alums) will perform the composer’s most well known animation-affiliated classics, while composer Ego Plum’s ensemble will re-create Scott’s experimental electronica. In addition, puppeteer Sean Cawelti will stage the first-ever “live interpretations of Scott’s film collaborations with Jim Henson”. Machine-Man: The Musical Mayhem of Raymond Scott starts at 8:30pm on Friday, November 9 at REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater.
Sounds like a great show. In the meantime, here’s a montage of Looney Tunes clips where Carl Stalling or Milt Franklin used Powerhouse on their soundtrack: