Nufonia must fall graphic novel
Nufonia Must Fall [With CD] by Kid Koala
Coming to the Moss Arts Center: Kid Koala, “Nufonia Must Fall”
Nufonia Must Fall
It mixes puppet theater, video, a string quartet and a nest of electric instruments. The action, switching among multiple cameras directed in real time by K. Barrett — a longtime production designer for the director Spike Jonze — is projected on a large video screen that turns the visuals into something like a cartoon performed live, still monochrome like the book. The T4 robot, which resembles a small stack of marshmallows, usually wears headphones and stores his memory on videocassettes. The human Malorie seems to take on different expressions as the lighting plays off her slightly smiling face; she has a pet cricket. But most of the action remains nonverbal. The music is also live, performed by the Afiara Quartet and Kid Koala on keyboards, electric ukulele, turntables, percussion and sound effects.
She's a lonely office girl. He's an out-of-work robot struggling to find his voice amidst the noise of the city. Little do they know that destiny has programmed them for the greatest love story of our time. Equal parts cinema, theatre, musical concert - Watch an amazing team of puppeteers bring the characters of Kid Koala's graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall to life in miniature sets built to recreate each scene from the book. Kid Koala, accompanied by Afiara Quartet, performs his original score on piano and turntable.
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Of course playwrights create scripts, but theater is first and foremost a live, visual artform. Graphic novels, on the other hand, are quite the opposite. Telling their stories through physical formats, readers can return to their illustrated worlds as easily as opening up a book. The Creators Project documented the project, and discussed with the artists the challenges of translating illustrated text to the live scene. Watch our documentary above, and continue reading for a deeper understanding into the experimental spectacle. There's this amazing energy and chaos on stage, but what we hope above it is a fluid, unified feeling that we create for the audience to drift away in. The narrative itself traces the story of an earphone-wearing robot who wants write love songs for a girl he likes.