Episode #2133

Masters of Slapstick

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Saturday, December 18, 2004

Host John Schaefer presents highlights from the New Sounds Live concerts at the World Financial Center. Listen to the Alloy Orchestra performing "Masters of Slapstick," music to three silent films featuring Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle: The Bell Boy (1918), Back Stage (1919), The Garage (1920). Famed for its "rack of junk" (an assemblage of peculiar objects including air-conditioner ducts, trunk springs, and plumbing pipes) the Alloy Orchestra is arguably the finest modern-day purveyor of silent movie scores in this country.

PROGRAM # 2133, from the New Sounds Live Concert series
(First aired on Thurs, 3/13/03)





Alloy Orchestra

New Sounds Live, World Financial Center Winter Garden, Jan. 22, 2003 and 24, 2003

"Masters of Slapstick" Fatty Arbuckle/Buster Keaton Shorts: The Bell Boy [15:00]

Music to Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. [30:00]

"Masters of Slapstick" Fatty Arbuckle/Buster Keaton Shorts:Back Stage [7:00] and The Garage [3:00]

The Masters of Slapstick are available on DVD. For info on this and the Alloy Orcbestra's silent film scores, go to

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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