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How Giants Are Small Makes Magic

The creative impulses of Giants Are Small are engaged in a constant tête-à-tête: the hand of the artist vs. technological possibility…okay, the hand-wrought in concert with technology. Giants Are Small productions - for the stage, the screen or other platforms — are a series of highly composed images, live or made in the Studio, sometimes consisting of many, improbable parts, adding up to a very big whole, punctuated by that brand-name Giants humor.

ICONIC ROCK STAR ALICE COOPER TO NARRATE ENGLISH VERSION OF PETER AND THE WOLF IN HOLLYWOOD

U.S. MEDIA LAUNCH: 2016
AUDIO ALBUM (CD, DOWNLOAD, STREAMING) AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR MUSIC PLATFORMS
iPAD AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE

Giants Are Small and Deutsche Grammophon / Universal Music proudly announce their collaboration with iconic American rock star Alice Cooper, who will narrate Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood.

Alice is delighted with the story’s modern-day twist. “I love the fact that it’s moved on, and that Peter has come to Los Angeles to meet his grandfather, who turns out to be an old hippie! That gives the story a fresh dynamic. And I like that he’s not in the least bit terrified by the wolf, when everybody else is freaking out.”

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is set in modern-day Los Angeles and anchored with a thrilling prequel – set off by the wolf’s escape from the local zoo – that takes Peter on a journey of robot building, a helicopter chase, and some melancholic introspection, all before he enters the forbidden meadow where he finally captures the wolf.

The result is an album and a groundbreaking app with a humorous and fresh take on Prokofiev’s much-loved classic, exploring themes of family and friendship, courage and heroism, and set against the backdrop of today’s media-saturated celebrity world.

ROCK STAR CAMPINO TO NARRATE GERMAN VERSION OF PETER AND THE WOLF IN HOLLYWOOD

GERMAN RELEASE: November 13, 2015
AUDIO ALBUM (CD, DOWNLOAD, STREAMING) AVAILABLE ON ALL MAJOR MUSIC PLATFORMS
iPAD AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE

Giants Are Small and Deutsche Gramophone / Universal Music are proud to announce that Campino, lead singer of punk rock band Die Toten Hosen, one of Germany’s most iconic singers and bands, will narrate the German version of Giants Are Small’s new take on Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood.

Directly available on iTunes Germany / Austria / Switzerland or on any other App Store as an in-App purchase available through the English version.

 

 

PETRUSHKA: A HIT IN LONDON!

Another instant hit with the audience! Giants Are Small’s new production of Petrushka (Stravinsky), with the New York Philharmonic, presented at the Barbican in London, played to two full houses on Sunday April 19th, 2015. A few excerpts from the press:

“Exquisite” The Times London

“The puppetry is beguiling and touching, and entirely true to Stravinsky’s vision” The Guardian

“My own inner child was utterly carried away by it all” Backtrack

GIANTS ARE SMALL PARTNERS WITH DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON / UNIVERSAL MUSIC TO CREATE TRANSMEDIA EXPERIENCE FOR THE FAMILY AUDIENCE

In co-production with Deutsche Grammophon and Universal Music, Giants Are Small’s adaptation of Prokofiev’s great classic comes back in the form of an iPad app, as well as a CD and a digital album — international release scheduled for the fall 2015.

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood features a brand new philharmonic recording from the German National Youth Orchestra conducted by Alexander Shelley, including Prokofiev’s masterpiece and approximately thirty excerpts from various famous themes of the classical repertoire.

Giants Are Small’s adaptation tells the astonishing adventure of an orphaned child who becomes Hollywood’s unintended celebrity when he catches a wolf that escaped from the L.A. zoo. Full of suspense, wit and humor, Peter + Wolf in Hollywood enriches the original story by relocating it in contemporary Los Angeles with a thrilling plot that expands the beloved folk tale to a larger adventure.