Le Petit Orchestre du Peuple to perform live score for Josephine Baker film May 23

UPDATE 5/18/10 blogging from gay paree!

Award-winning soundscape artist, musician, and entertainer extraordinaire Scott Paulson, is taking his innovative musical act, the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra (TTPO), to Paris to perform at the Black France Film Festival on May 23. Paulson, who serves as UC San Diego Arts Library’s outreach coordinator and is a UCSD alumnus, has entertained thousands of fans at not-so-silent film screenings and TTPO performances at UCSD’s Geisel Library and various other venues.

At their Paris debut, Paulson and the TTPO will perform a live score composed by Paulson for Josephine Baker’s silent feature Siren of the Tropics. TTPO is adopting a French name for their Paris performance: Le Petit Orchestre du Peuple. The film will be introduced by UCSD Sociology Professor Bennetta Jules-Rosette, director of the university’s African and African-American Studies Research Project (AAASRP) and the author of “Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and Image (2007), and “Black Paris: The African Writers’ Landscape (1998), among other publications.
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