May 16, 2007
Morgan Taylor Brings Gustafer Yellowgold and His Friends to Life at MASS MoCA This Summer
(North Adams, Mass.) In its 8-year history MASS MoCA has never before hosted aliens hailing from the sun -- this June will be a first. Illustrator-singer-songwriter Morgan Taylor will delight audiences with animation and songs about his latest creation, Gustafer Yellowgold on Saturday, June 16, at 11:00 AM in Club B-10. Time Out Kids describes Taylor's shows as "Beatlesque… very beautiful."
Gustafer Yellowgold is a friendly creature who traveled from the sun to Earth where he and his best friend Forrest Applecrumbie, a flightless Pterodactyl, have built a cottage-style home in Minnesota. Gustafer's pets are just as interesting, including a pet eel named Slim, short for Slimothy, and a pet dragon Asparagus who lives in Gustafer's fireplace. In the live show, animated illustrations of Gustafer and his friends are accompanied by Taylor's catchy narrative songs which engage the audience in a truly different multimedia experience. The Portland Press Herald suggests, "Where music met art was a magical little place, and Taylor was terrific in bringing us there."
Since his creation Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon. Live shows accompanied by Taylor's music have opened in venues for all ages in New York as well as on tour in America and Europe, and as an opener for up-and-coming indie acts such as Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. People of all ages can appreciate and enjoy following Gustafer and his friends on their adventures on Earth. Taylor has been working with Little Monster Records on releasing a short DVD and bonus 10-song CD titled Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World. The MASS MoCA show offers a chance to see what The New York Times calls "…a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Suess, filtered through the lens of the Lower East Side."
Tickets for Gustafer Yellowgold are $5 per person. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams from 11 A.M. until 5 P.M. (closed Tuesdays). Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located on Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
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Contact: Katherine Myers
(413) 664-4481 x8113
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