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’TARZAN’ SWINGS

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For its final event of the season, Celebrate Brooklyn will screen the classic 1932 flick "Tarzan The Ape Man" on Sunday. The film will be accompanied by savvy electronic music producer Mocean Worker (pictured) performing the world premiere of his new score.

"The film hardly has any music," said Celebrate Brooklyn assistant curator Olli Chanoff. "It’s a blank canvas for him to work with."

The music of Mocean Worker, whose real name is Adam Dorn, can be described as genre-bending, playfully incorporating elements of jazz, funk and electronica.

His father is legendary producer Joel Dorn, who worked with Roberta Flack and John Coltrane, giving Adam a wide variety of music to be influenced by at an early age.

Mo-Wo, for short, followed in his father’s producing footsteps, but is probably best known in the world of television and film scoring. You can hear his music on hit shows like "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under" and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and big budget films like "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Bewitched," "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Tomb Raider 2."

When asked about what motivated Celebrate Brooklyn to give Mocean Worker this commission for "Tarzan," Chanoff said, "He had worked with us in the past and we loved what he’s done. He has this great encyclopedic knowledge of jazz music."

The folks over at Celebrate Brooklyn haven’t even heard the finished score yet, but they say it will include not only Mo-Wo’s own tracks but classic songs like "The Theme from Love Boat" and Kool and the Gang’s "Jungle Boogie."

"I guarantee there will be a lot of surprises," predicted Chanoff. "It’ll be a great sendoff."

"Tarzan the Ape Man" with Mocean Worker, preceded by a performance by Joan As Police Woman, will begin at 7:30 pm on Aug. 6 at the Prospect Park band shell (Ninth Street at Prospect Park West in Park Slope). Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $3. For more information call (718) 855-7882 or visit www.celebratebrooklyn.org.

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