POINTS OF VIEW: Movie, Cartoon + TV Music with Daniel Goldmark

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Date(s) - 06/17/2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum Of Contemporary Art MOCA Cleveland



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June 17, 2016 / 7:00pm

Free with museum admission / Free for members

A horror film without the ominous drone? A cartoon without the zippy jingle? Movies and TV shows rely on music to enliven our senses. In this multi-media presentation, Daniel Goldmark, Director will explore this relationship, focusing on Mark Mothersbaugh’s prolific work in both popular music and soundtrack composition.

BIO: Daniel Goldmark

Daniel Goldmark, Director of Case Western Reserve University's Center for Popular Music StudiesDaniel Goldmark works on American popular music, film and cartoon music, and the history of the music industry. He received his B.A. in music from the University of California, Riverside. Goldmark received both a M.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a dissertation titled Happy Harmonies: Music and the Hollywood Animated Cartoon. Goldmark co-edited The Cartoon Music Book (A Cappella, 2001), Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (California, 2007), Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood (California, 2011), and Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries (California, 2012). His monograph, Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon, was published in 2005. His current research is on music publishing, Tin Pan Alley in the early 1900s, and music publishing in Cleveland, including the music of Cleveland-born composer J.S. Zamecnik. These topics come together in Goldmark’s latest edition, a collection of piano music for film to be published by Dover, titled Sounds for the Silents: Photoplay Music from the Days of Early Cinema. He is the series editor of the Oxford Music/Media Series from Oxford University Press, and from 2010 to 2013 he was review editor for the Journal of the American Musicological Society.  In 2015 Goldmark received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

Goldmark also spent several years working in the animation and music industries. He was an archivist at Spümcø Animation in Hollywood, where he also worked as the music coordinator on the short cartoons “Boo-Boo Runs Wild” and “A Day in the Life of Ranger Smith.” For five years Goldmark was research editor at Rhino Entertainment in Los Angeles, where he also produced or co-produced several collections and anthologies, including a two-CD set of the music of Tom & Jerry composer Scott Bradley, and a two-disc anthology entitled Courage: The Complete Atlantic Recordings of Rufus Harley, featuring the world’s most famous jazz bagpiper.

This program is made possible, in part, by the Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication do no necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.