Scottworks Raymond Scott Festival Scheduled For Sept 8, 2018 In LA

Scottworks – a symposium focusing on electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott and his work – is scheduled for Sept 8, 2018 in Los Angeles.

The event will be held at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, and will feature Herb Deutsch, co-inventor of the Moog Synthesizer, and Hal Willner, Grammy Winning music producer who Executive Produced the first Raymond Scott reissue, Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights.

Symposium topics include:

  • Raymond’s Merry Melodies: An animated conversation
  • The Inventions: Machines you’ve heard of—and some you never imagined
  • Raymond Scott’s Music in Film: A dialogue with directors and music supervisors
  • The Electronium: History, restoration, reincarnation
  • Raymond Scott and Robert Moog: Productive teamwork from two electronic music pioneers
  • The 1937-’39 Quintette Music: Inside the notes and chords
  • Raymond Scott and Sun Ra: Two artists in outer (and inner) space

The event will also feature exhibits and performances of Scott’s works. Tickets include coffee and pastries in the morning and a meet and greet reception that includes wine and beer after the day’s events and before the concert.

Tickets are now on sale.

3 thoughts on “Scottworks Raymond Scott Festival Scheduled For Sept 8, 2018 In LA

  1. Scott is credited with inventing the Electronium, the Claviox, and the Videola (a device that allows a composer to watch a film while composing or playing the soundtrack).

    In addition, many of you have probably heard portions of Scott’s “Powerhouse” during shots of conveyor belts, machines, and other moving parts in dozens of classic Warner Brothers cartoons.

    -I live in the L.A. area, but likely will not be attending this.

    1. Bob Moog credited Scott for the invention of the sequencer.

      I got the impression from theRaymond Scott documentary that his inventing work was not as influential as it could have been because he was secretive, like he didn’t want people to know what he’d done because they might copy him.

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