La Terre Tremble !!! tackles a delightful and thrilling mission : re-perform soundtrack for 6 early black and white « Tom & Jerry » cartoons produced by Van Beuren studios in the 1930s.
And no misunderstanding here : Tom and Jerry have not always been the famous cat and mouse duet we’ve known when kids. Before the MGM took it over in the 40s, the series featured two ridiculous human beings whose only aim was to exist (yet clumsily) in an absurd and surreal world, proving to be often cruel with them – a cruelty which probably was unconsciously infused in the series through the prism of that era’s economic crisis.
Rhythms are wild and nagging, sounds are both cold and warm : La Terre Tremble !!!‘s frantic and ecstatic rock music perfectly matches with the eccentric, bizarre and burlesque feeling of these old cartoons.
La Terre Tremble !!! offers a specific stage set with drumset, guitar, bass, organs, electronic instruments (autoharp), and various small objects. Their show is funny, burlesque and frantic, and is aimed at all audiences : both younger and elder ones !
The ciné-concert is also available in the form of a workshop.
Co-Production (France): Murailles Music, Antipode MJC Rennes, le Jardin Moderne, Festival Travelling.
Julien Chevalier : electric guitar, keyboard (Omnichord OM84), voice
Benoît Lauby : bass, keyboards (Korg Monotron + Monotribe), voice
Paul Loiseau : drums, percussions, electronics, autoharp, voice