London based Karrot Animation Studios have been busy working on a music video for pianist Benjamin Grosvenor’s performance of Rhapsody in Blue.
The brief was to assemble a 4 minute version from the longer audio track whilst creating an animated narrative about Benjamin getting to a concert at New York’s Radio City Hall. The filmmakers were also encouraged to pay homage to classic Hollywood cartoons, opting for a 1950s retro aesthetics which suited the fast turnaround time of 5 weeks.
Rhapsody in Blue is Benjamin Grosvenor’s new album, recently launched on Decca Classics.
Hear Grosvenor’s comments about George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue here: