NORMAN MCLAREN - Mosaic (1965)





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Norman McLaren, CC, CQ (11 April 1914 -- 27 January 1987) was a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

Films with Music
Love on the Wing (General Post Office film unit 1938). Ibert Divertissement

Allegro (Guggenheim Museum 1939). Synthetic sound

Rumba (ibid 1939). Synthetic sound

Stars and Stripes (ibid 1939). March tune

Dots (ibid 1940). Synthetic sound

Loops (ibid 1940). Synthetic sound

Boogie-Doodle (ibid 1940). Albert Ammons plays boogie.

Spook Sport (1940). Interpretation of Saint-Saëns' Danse macabre

Mail Early(NFB 1941). Benny Goodman's 'Jingle Bells'

V for Victory (NFB 1941). Sousa march

Five for Four (NFB 1942). Ammons plays 'Pinetop Boogie.'

Hen Hop (NFB 1942). Barn dance music

Dollar Dance (NFB 1943). Music by Applebaum; lyrics by Guy Glover and McLaren

Alouette (NFB 1944). N. 1 of the Let's All Sing Together sing-along series

C'est l'aviron (NFB 1944). Part of the Chants Populaires series; also on video compilation The Genius of Norman McLaren

Là-haut sur ces montagnes (NFB 1946). The singing of the folksong from which the film takes its title. Part of the Chants populaires series

A Little Phantasy on a 19th-Century Painting (NFB 1946). Synthetic sound

Hoppity Pop (NFB 1946). Barrel organ music

Fiddle-De-Dee (NFB 1947). Fiddler plays 'Listen to the Mocking Bird.'

La Poulette Grise (NFB 1947). Anna Malenfant sings the folksong.

Begone Dull Care (NFB 1949). Oscar Peterson Trio plays jazz; also on video compilation The Genius of Norman McLaren

Pen Point Percussion (NFB 1950). Synthetic sound.

Around Is Around (NFB 1951). Music by Louis Applebaum

Now Is the Time (NFB 1951). Synthetic sound

Neighbours (NFB 1952). Synthetic sound

A Phantasy (NFB 1952). Maurice Blackburn's music for saxophone and synthetic sound; also on video compilation The Genius of Norman McLaren

Two Bagatelles (NFB 1952). Synthetic sound

Blinkity Blank (NFB 1955). Synthetic sound and music of Blackburn

Rythmetic (NFB 1956). Synthetic sound

A Chairy Tale (NFB 1957). Music performed by Ravi Shankar and Chatur Lal; also on video compilation The Genius of Norman McLaren

Le Merle (NFB 1958). Trio lyrique sings the folksong 'Mon merle.'

Mail Early for Christmas (NFB 1959). Music by Eldon Rathburn

Serenal (NFB 1959). Grand Curacaya Orchestra of Trinidad

Short and Suite (NFB 1959). Eldon Rathburn's music for jazz ensemble

Lines Vertical (NFB 1960). Blackburn plays electronic piano.

Lines Horizontal (NFB 1962). Pete Seeger plays winds and strings.

Canon (NFB 1964). How a musical canon is constructed, using music by Rathburn.

Mosaic (NFB 1965). Synthetic sound

Pas de Deux (NFB 1967). Panpipes; also on video compilation The Genius of Norman McLaren

Spheres (NFB 1969). Gould plays Bach Fugue 24 and Prelude 20 (Book I) and Fugue 14 (Book II) from The Well-tempered Clavier.

Synchromy (NFB 1971). Synthetic sound

Ballet Adagio (NFB 1972). Albinoni Adagio; also on video compilation The Genius of Norman McLaren

Narcissus (NFB 1983). Balletic interpretation of the Greek myth. Music by Maurice Blackburn

Also Animated Motion (NFB 1976-8), a series of five study of films prepared by McLaren on animation techniques


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