This isn’t your Grandfather’s Santa Claus
(It’s your Great-Grandfathers)
This footage is the kind of footage parents could use to scare the shit out of their kids into behaving. Like Old Testament God, this nordic neighbor of the Eskimo people is gonna cross your name off the list as soon as he sees you rob from an old blind man, but reward the Good Samaritan with a “LIVE Pony.” Now we just hide some creepy elf on a shelf out of reach of the kids to introduce them to the idea of mass surveillance at a young age.
The musicians that make up Wooden Cities have spent the last few holiday seasons digging up footage from 1901 – 1925 and have a blast putting a new musical soundtrack to it all, live in front of an audience.
If you’re looking for something different and fun to do this holiday season, that also supports your local musicians, Wooden Cities has you covered on Friday December 14 at Hallwalls, 8PM. Tickets at the door.
About WOODEN CITIES
Wooden Cities is both an ensemble and a collective of performers and composers seeking to help increase the performance and awareness of contemporary music in the Western New York area through unique, educational presentations. Formed in July 2011, the group served as a vehicle for director Brendan Fitzgerald to present John Zorn’s game piece Cobra. Since that time, the group has grown to include nearly a dozen performers and is constantly seeking new works by new composers while continuing to present works by some of the essential, yet underrepresented composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble recently recorded their first album, which will be released in 2019.
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