Learn more about the early history of cartoon music at next Baker-Nord Center event

Daniel GoldmarkThe Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host a Faculty-Work-in-Progress lecture with Daniel Goldmark, associate professor in the Department of Music, Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.

Goldmark will present “UPA and Modernist Cartoon Music.”

 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, Goldmark 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.

A reception will be held at 4:15 p.m. prior to the lecture.

Registration is available online.