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Screening 11: Closing Reception + Performance

Screening 11: Tuesday, April 19, 6:00pm — 9:00pm

Closing Night Reception+ Performance

Little Bang Theory: 7:00pm

The Little Bang Theory presents an evening of animated films by Ladislaw Starewicz with original music, performed live in the beautiful Carnegie theater.

The stop motion animations of Russian animator Ladislaw Starewicz (1882 -1965) have to be seen to be believed. Recognized for having made the first puppet-animated film and for his use of insects and other animals as protagonists of his films, Starewicz wrote or adapted the stories; designed and built the puppets, sets and costumes; articulated every movement, and shot each film frame-by-frame. Little Bang Theory, the brainchild of Detroit composer/sonic artist Frank Pahl, performs entirely on children’s instruments and toys. The three members (Pahl, Terri Sarris & Doug Shimmin) sit around a game table covered with brightly colored hand bells, crank-operated music boxes, toy pianos, xylophones and more.

TRT: 70 minutes

Poster Art: Richard Groot

Flatscreen Art: Troy Gallagher

Little Bang Theory,  the brainchild of Detroit composer/sonic artist Frank Pahl, performs entirely on children’s instruments and toys. The three members (Pahl, Terri Sarris & Doug Shimmin) sit around a game table covered with brightly colored hand bells, crank-operated music boxes, toy pianos, xylophones and more. Little Bang Theory’s members are constantly picking up new instruments, so the music is always shifting. It’s not unusual for someone to be playing a melodica with one hand, a metallophone with the other, and stomping on percussion under the table with the feet.  Little BangTheory has performed at festivals, galleries, and other venues across the country, including “the Three Drops of Blood” series in San Francisco, The Detroit Film Theater, Toledo Museum of Art, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the “Who Fest” in Chattanooga. They have also performed as the opening act for independent rock bands Deerhoof and Danielson.