Matthew Tanzi MFA '15

Matthew Tanzi, MFA '15: Camille Saint-Saens — Danse Macabre from Maine College of Art & Design on Vimeo.

On October 18th, 2015, the Portland Symphony Orchestra held a "Trick or Treat" concert at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine. Assistant Conductor Norman Hunyh lead the “ghouls and goblins” of the PSO during a family-friendly musical. Norman hired  MECA&D alum Matthew Tanzi MFA ’15 to create an animation for the fifth piece of the concert— Camille Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre. Inspired by the old legend of the Grim Reaper going to cemeteries on Halloween night to play his fiddle, Tanzi animated the undead dancers dancing around to the Reaper’s tune.